This report draws from the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project in Odisha, India, part of a multi-pronged and multi-country research collaboration focused on understanding what drives and hinders health service provision.
The Eastern Mediterranean Region faces several health challenges at a difficult time with wars, unrest, and economic change. We used the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study to present the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from 1990 to 2015.
This report draws from the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project in Tamil Nadu, India, part of a multi-pronged and multi-country research collaboration focused on understanding what drives and hinders health service provision.
Nicholas J Kassebaum, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Metric Sciences and Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington. As GBD research team lead...
Transport injuries (TI) are ranked as one of the leading causes of death, disability, and property loss worldwide. This paper provides anover view of the burden of TI in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by age and sex from 1990 to 2015.
Gregory A. Roth, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Metrics Sciences a the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At IHME, he leads cardiovascular disease modeling ...
HIV prevalence over time is a critical metric for understanding the effectiveness of programs aiming to prevent HIV. Prevalence is often measured using surveillance of clinic patients, which can lead to selection bias: clinics located in areas of high HIV prevalence are often the first to be monitored by the surveillance systems, distorting the estimated HIV prevalence based on clinic data. To help understand the impact of selection bias on the estimation of HIV prevalence trends, researchers compared the efficacy of two approaches for handling selection bias.
On the days of the review meetings, January 9-13, please visit this page to view the live webcast and post your comments and questions. To submit a question, select the chat icon in the upper right hand corner of the Livestream window. Our presenter will answer the question at an appropriate...
Hmwe Hmwe Kyu, MBBS, MPH, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. At IHME, she leads the research tea...
Over the past few decades, social and economic changes have had substantial effects on health and well-being in Russia. We aimed to use data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) to evaluate trends in mortality, causes of death, years lived with disability, years of life lost, disability-adjusted life years, and associated risk factors in Russia from 1980 to 2016.
Through a comprehensive analysis of Italy's estimates from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017, we aimed to understand the patterns of health loss and response of the health care system, and offer evidence-based policy indications in light of the demographic transition and government health spending in the country.
The new Department of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle will officially start July 1 with Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, who is recognized globally for his work on health data analytics, at its helm.
This paper outlines a framework which compares each disease’s global burden with its associated interest from the policy community in a data-driven manner which can be used to determine the relative priority of each condition. Malaria, HIV, and TB are, unsurprisingly, ranked highest due to their considerable health burden, while the other priority diseases are dominated by neglected tropical diseases and vector-borne diseases. For some conditions, global mapping efforts are already in place; however, for many neglected conditions there still remains a need for high-resolution spatial surveys.
In a new commentary, 20 health data, financing, and policy experts contend that funding for low- and middle-income nations must be increased to address the growing impacts of climate change, wars and conflicts, and a global political trend toward nationalism. They also argue that increased domestic funding is needed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including universal health coverage.
IHME researchers analyze the data collected to construct and track indicators as well as more generally assess performance in each country.
While many Americans reported losing weight between 2008 and 2009, the actual prevalence of obesity in the United States increased over this time period, according to researchers at IHME. Results from the study “In denial: misperceptions of weight change among adults in the United States” show that public health officials should interpret self-reported weight losses with caution.
Routine childhood vaccination is among the most cost-effective, successful public health interventions available. Amid substantial investments to expand vaccine delivery throughout Africa and strengthen administrative reporting systems, most countries still require robust measures of local routine vaccine coverage and changes in geographical inequalities over time.
Since 2000, international funding for HIV has supported scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa. However, such funding has stagnated for years, threatening the sustainability and reach of ART programs amid efforts to achieve universal treatment. Improving health system efficiencies, particularly at the facility level, is an increasingly critical avenue for extending limited resources for ART; nevertheless, the potential impact of increased facility efficiency on ART capacity remains largely unknown. Through the present study, we sought to quantify facility-level technical efficiency across countries, assess potential determinants of efficiency, and predict the potential for additional ART expansion.
Professional skilled care has shown to be one of the most promising strategies to reduce maternal mortality, and in-facility deliveries are a cost-effective way to ensure safe births. We examined the characteristics of women who had a delivery in a health facility and determinants of the decision to bypass a closer facility and travel to a distant one.