Local Burden of Disease Project
The Local Burden of Disease project at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) focuses on producing estimates of health outcomes and related measures that cover entire continents, while doing so at a very fine, local resolution. These estimates will allow decision-makers to target resources and health interventions precisely, for maximum impact, so that health policy decisions can be tailored for local areas rather than entire countries.
Connecting the Dots
While global- and national-level estimates are essential to understanding overarching trends in child mortality, infectious diseases, access to clean water, and other health-related topics, they can mask local variations within national borders.
Combining local detail with broad coverage – producing 5-by-5-kilometer estimates for entire continents and, eventually, the world – the Local Burden of Disease (LBD) team seeks to give health officials everywhere the tools to make locally informed decisions and, in the process, help all people live longer, healthier lives.
Mapping exclusive breastfeeding in Africa between 2000 and 2017
Nature Medicine | 25(8): 1205-1212
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The burden of child and maternal malnutrition and the trends of its indicators in the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease study 1990-2017.The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health | | 2019 | 0 citation(s)
Maintaining progress for the most beautiful chart in the worldInternational Health | 11(5): 344-349 | 2019 | 0 citation(s)
Estimating the burden of dengue and the impact of release of wMel Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in Indonesia: a modelling study.BMC Medicine | 17(1): 172 | 2019 | 0 citation(s)
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Mapping how to defeat malaria
The fight against malaria has made tremendous gains in recent decades. Since I helped start the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) at Oxford University in 2006, we’ve developed one of the largest databases available on this deadly disease. The most recent research from MAP and the Institute for Health…
UNICEF data dashboard incorporates Local Burden of Disease data
EQUIST, an evidence-based and equity-focused planning tool, integrates Local Burden of Disease maps featuring estimates of 5×5 kilometer areas in Africa on child growth failure and under-5 mortality.