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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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New precision maps raise the stakes for African leaders and their communities

“Without good data, we’re flying blind. If you can’t see it, you can’t solve it.” Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, is as succinct as he is insightful….

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Getting the facts on Zika

IHME researchers, led by Dr. David Pigott, work with Congressional staff to provide objective information with the goal of guiding effective decision-making.

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Getting ahead of Zika’s spread

In an article published in eLife, Professor Simon Hay and colleagues produced a 5×5 kilometer level Zika map by looking at places where Zika virus has occurred, as well as…

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Mapping Ebola to prepare for future outbreaks

In the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Professor Simon Hay and Dr. David Pigott of IHME employ geospatial analysis techniques to understand areas most vulnerable to future Ebola virus…

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