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Rethinking Ways to Address Child Growth Failure

Precision health mapping of regional and local targets would help steer limited resources to the places of greatest need.

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Celebrating Milestones

Milestones help us chart our lives: university graduation, first professional position, getting married, birth of a child, and many, many others. For my team at the Institute for Health Metrics…

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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…

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HIV and AIDS: Knowing the epidemic in order to beat it

No matter when you live, being diagnosed with HIV shouldn’t have to be a death sentence. Antiretroviral treatments keep people living with HIV healthy and suppress the virus to undetectable…

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Mapping Vaccines to Save Lives

Vaccines cause adults. It’s that simple. Routine childhood vaccination is unequivocally one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions, protecting millions of children from preventable illness and death…

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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.

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Child Growth Failure and a Papal Admonition

“This perverse tendency of inequality is disastrous to the future of humanity.” It’s not every day that I champion the cause of the Catholic Church, but I must admit that…

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International Education Day Reflection: Using Data to ‘Map’ Progress towards SDG4

“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow…. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” Malala Yousafzai’s (@Malala) words should represent a…

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Zooming in on advances and opportunities

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan provides commentary on the Local Burden of Disease’s in-depth studies on educational attainment and child growth failure on the African continent.

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