Since 1990, Kenya has made tremendous progress in addressing pressing health priorities such as maternal and child health, as well as communicable diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. This was noted in a report entitled “The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy in Kenya,” which is the first of its kind in the country. The report was produced jointly by the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Study believed to be first-ever attempt to estimate burden of disease related to liver-related death and disability.
The best studies analyzing public health data will soon get better. Today, new guidelines for substantiating information collected on diseases, injuries, and deaths were formally adopted, completing a two-year collaboration among experts from several of the world’s most prestigious health institutions.
Environmental air pollution has emerged as a one of the leading risk factors for stroke worldwide, associated with a third of the global burden of stroke in 2013, according to a new study published in The Lancet Neurology.
Decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and well-being of adolescents aged 10–24 years, according to a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing being launched in London on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, unsafe sex, depression, injury, and violence remain a daily threat to their health, well-being, and life chances.
In a speech before the university community and partners today, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce announced “a shared vision for improving health and well-being around the world.”
The Southeastern US, including much of Texas through to Florida, has ideal conditions for spread of Zika virus according to a new study published in eLife.
Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world.
Funding earmarked for improving maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries has grown faster since 2010 than funding for HIV, TB, and malaria.
Grant awarded to University of Washington to analyze drivers of health care spending and identify future trends to guide efforts to improve health outcomes and bend the cost curve.
In an example of Norway’s ongoing commitment to the health of its people, today the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in partnership with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), published the report Norway: State of the Nation’s Health: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease.
The Carlos Slim Health Institute recently honored IHME Professor of Global Health Rafael Lozano with a 2015 Carlos Slim Health Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research. The Carlos Slim Health Awards “recognize individuals and institutions committed to health improvement of the Latin-American population,” according to the Institute’s website.
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.
Originally published by Health Affairs on February 8, 2016
The February issue of Health Affairs explores the current environment in which vaccines are discovered, produced, and delivered. The issue also contains several studies examining the economic benefits and value of sustainably financing vaccinations in the United States and globally.
A new report examines global and national trends in the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents in 188 countries based on results from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
Researchers have developed a revolutionary new app to capture accurate global cause of death data on tablets and mobile phones.
Leading representatives from government and international organizations – including the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) – are meeting this week in Tokyo to discuss building the health systems of the future.
Uganda is succeeding on several fronts in child health and development, according to a new study by researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Nonetheless, large disparities between the health trends found in Kampala, Uganda’s urban epicenter and capital, and other areas of the country have endured over time.
The global toll taken by injuries on daily life has fallen by almost a third in the past quarter of a century, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention.
Alongside leaders from the nonprofit world, industry, and health care organizations, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) recently joined a new coalition to improve cancer diagnostics and treatment in developing countries.
China has made enormous strides in health over the course of the past three decades, including a significant drop in child mortality, a leap in life expectancy, and a sizeable shift in the pattern of causes of death. But these gains are not shared equally among China’s provinces, some of which have health records similar to many developing countries, while others resemble the United States or Western Europe.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a trained pediatrician and Minister of Health of Rwanda, is the second winner of the Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact and the largest prize of its kind. Dr. Binagwaho has been using Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data and evidence from the Ministry’s own data-gathering efforts to ensure the country’s limited resources are saving the most lives and reducing suffering.
The University of Washington Press has published An Integrative Metaregression Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology, an in-depth explanation of the methods underlying the morbidity estimation in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.
Le Dr Agnes Binagwaho, pédiatre de formation et ministre de la Santé du Rwanda, est la deuxième personnalité à remporter le prix Roux, une récompense de 100 000 USD pour avoir utiliser des faits établis dans le cadre de l’amélioration de la santé. C’est le plus important prix de ce genre au niveau international. Le Dr Binagwaho a utilisé les données du Global Burden of Disease (GBD, charge mondiale de morbidité) et les résultats recueillis grâce aux efforts de son propre ministère pour s’assurer que les ressources limitées du pays sauvent le plus de vies possible et diminuent les souffrances de la population.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, US, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to generate state-level disease burden and risk factor estimates to improve health programs and planning in India.