After a decade of dramatic growth in spending on global health, economic problems and political turmoil are causing some of the world’s biggest funders – including the United States government and United Nations agencies – to put the brakes on development assistance for health. Now more than ever, we need objective evidence to show policymakers what works and what does not work to improve people’s lives.
Thanks to long-term funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and support from the state of Washington, we have been able to set an ambitious agenda for the Institute. Through our research, we strive to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information on population health that will in turn create a stronger foundation for strategic decision-making and, ultimately, better health for people worldwide.
Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray
Institute Director and
Professor of Global Health,
University of Washington