The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine released new forecasts today that incorporate expected rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine for all countries.
We aimed to extensively update estimates of global vision loss burden, presenting estimates for 2020, temporal change over three decades between 1990–2020, and forecasts for 2050.
We aimed to compare the results with the World Health Assembly Global Action Plan (WHA GAP) target of a 25% global reduction from 2010 to 2019 in avoidable vision impairment, defined as cataract and undercorrected refractive error.
As many as one in three people worldwide (2.41 billion people) could benefit from rehabilitation (such as physical and occupational therapy or speech and language therapy) at some point in their illness or injury, according to estimates published today in The Lancet in the first global study of its kind.
Public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss, according to a new study published today (1 December) in The Lancet Global Health.
We present global, regional, and country data for the number of people who would benefit from rehabilitation at least once during the course of their disabling illness or injury.
We assessed the extent of potential underenumeration by comparing suicides recorded in NCRB data with recent estimates of Indian suicides developed by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) initiative.
This paper examines rates of blood usage to identify trends in transfusion practices over time and inform more efficient management.
Brother and sister team Jørn Braa and Kristin Braa created and manage the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2), a low-cost, open-source tool for collecting and analyzing health data at the community level, which is now used in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries.
We compared gender differences in all‐cause and cause‐specific alcohol‐attributed disease burden, as measured by disability‐adjusted life‐years (DALY), in four Nordic countries in 2000–2017, to find out if gender gaps in DALYs had narrowed.
Professors and siblings Kristin Braa and Jørn Braa, of the University of Oslo, have been awarded the 2020 Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact. The siblings created and manage the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2), an open-source tool that is now the world’s largest health management information platform.
Dr. Meghnath Dhimal, Chief Research Officer of the Nepal Health Research Council, discusses the how the council and Ministry of Health & Population utilizes Global Burden of Disease Study data and information.
Our objective was to examine representation during the 2017 Global Fund application process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda and the benefits and drawbacks of partnership to the process.
We present our experience in using a health systems modelling approach as part of a mixed-methods evaluation and describe applications of these models.
The objective of this study is to present burden estimates of major neurological disorders in the US states by age and sex from 1990 to 2017.
Haiti faces a double burden of disease. Infectious diseases continue to be an issue, while non-communicable diseases have become a significant burden of disease.
Congratulations to Kristin Braa & Jørn Braa on being awarded the 2020 Roux Prize for turning evidence into health impact!
Dr. Mathilde Touvier, Head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research at Sorbonne Paris Nord University, shares how the Global Burden of Disease study allows her research team to "efficiently improve nutritional prevention of chronic diseases."
The objective of this study is to analyse inequalities among Mexico’s 32 states on the health-related SDG indicators (HRSDGIs) from 1990 to 2017.
We aimed to compare the burden of neurological disorders in the EU between 1990 and 2017 with those of the WHO European region and worldwide. The burden of neurological diseases in Europe: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
Tabba Heart Institute (THI) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine are partnering to improve public knowledge and inform policymakers of cardiovascular health in Pakistan by collecting and sharing data, leveraging their expertise in health metrics sciences to provide more accurate estimates of the national and provincial burden of cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan.
Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Minister of Health of Indonesia 2012-2014 and IHME Board Member, is a pediatrician and public health expert. She says that, "open access to the GBD data, and tools for analysis on the IHME website, has increased the number of people making use of data-based analysis and policy development for public health.
A global report card on air pollution exposures and their impacts on human health.
The objective of this study was to assess the relation between autocratisation—substantial decreases in democratic traits (free and fair elections, freedom of civil and political association, and freedom of expression)—and countries’ population health outcomes and progress toward universal health coverage (UHC).
We use COVID-19 case and mortality data from 1 February 2020 to 21 September 2020 and a deterministic SEIR (susceptible, exposed, infectious and recovered) compartmental framework to model possible trajectories of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the United States at the state level from 22 September 2020 through 28 February 2021.