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New IHME Data Visualizations Released w/ 2013 GBD Study

This week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington released a series of incredible new data visualizations. These tools Read More

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Prospective study of cigarette and alcohol use among adults in a rural Uganda

Objectives To characterise trends over time in smoking and alcohol consumption in a rural Ugandan population between 1994 and 2011.

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Deaths From Chronic Diseases Rising, Disproportionately Affecting Younger Populations In LMICs

New York Times: Chronic Diseases Are Killing More in Poorer Countries “Chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease are rising fast in low- and middle-income countries, striking far younger populations than in rich countries and causing much worse outcomes, according to a new report. Deaths from chronic diseases have risen by more than 50 percent…More

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Yemen Facing High Malnutrition Rates Among Children

New York Times: Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen “…Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world. Political turmoil since the 2011 uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left an already feeble…More


New IHME Data Visualizations Released w/ 2013 GBD Study

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This week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington released a series of incredible new data visualizations. These tools Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – December 15-19, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU faculty, including assistant scientist Katharine A. Allen and director, Adnan A. Hyder, published a paper in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – December 18, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU faculty, including assistant scientist Katharine A. Allen and director, Adnan A. Hyder, published a paper in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – December 17, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU faculty, including assistant scientist Katharine A. Allen and director, Adnan A. Hyder, published a paper in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Read More


Global Health Investments Must Address NCDs In LMICs

Project Syndicate: A New Direction for Global Health Thomas Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Thomas Donilon and Mitchell Daniels, co-chairs of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries “…International investments have not yet adjusted to changing global health…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – December 16, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU faculty, including assistant scientist Katharine A. Allen and director, Adnan A. Hyder, published a paper in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – December 15, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU faculty, including assistant scientist Katharine A. Allen and director, Adnan A. Hyder, published a paper in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Read More


Prospective study of cigarette and alcohol use among adults in a rural Uganda

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Objectives To characterise trends over time in smoking and alcohol consumption in a rural Ugandan population between 1994 and 2011.


Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status After Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

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Background: Data on changes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) status in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – December 8-12, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On November 22-25, 2014, JH-IIRU team members, assistant scientist Kunle Alonge, research program coordinator Siran He and project coordinator, Shirin Wadhwaniya, arranged a data Read More


Impact of hospital mergers on staff job satisfaction: a quantitative study

Background: Hospital mergers began in the UK in the late 1990s to deal with underperformance.


Antibiotic Resistance Could Cause 10M Additional Annual Deaths, Cost $100T By 2050, British…

BBC News: Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050 “Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide — more than currently die from cancer — by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says…” (Walsh, 12/10). Financial Times: Drug resistance to cost $100tn by 2050, study finds “Without global…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – December 11, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On November 22-25, 2014, JH-IIRU team members, assistant scientist Kunle Alonge, research program coordinator Siran He and project coordinator, Shirin Wadhwaniya, arranged a data Read More


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