A key mission of IHME is to expand uptake of gold-standard methodologies in global health research and promote the usage of sound health evidence to drive effective health policy. To achieve these objectives, IHME conducts didactic training workshops for policymakers and scholars engaged in global health research, advocacy, and policy.
The focus of the methods workshops is to train academics and researchers involved in global health and population-based research in IHME measurement techniques, analytical models, and statistical methods. IHME seeks to propagate the usage of proper methodologies by the global health research community for measuring specific global health challenges and producing better estimates important global health issues.
Global Burden of Disease technical trainings
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) is the single largest and most detailed scientific effort ever conducted to quantify levels and trends in health. IHME organizes training workshops to discuss the latest scientific approaches used in the GBD study. These workshops are open to researchers, academic leaders, policymakers, and individuals working at non-governmental organizations, foundations, country offices of health statistics, and national and multinational health organizations.
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Maternal mortality workshop series: IHME hosts workshops to discuss maternal mortality trends and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of current scientific approaches to estimating maternal mortality. Academics, researchers, and officials from ministries of health are invited to participate in these workshops.
In these workshops, we explore:
- Factors that drive maternal mortality globally and how they affect local communities.
- Previous estimates and upcoming challenges within those regions.
- Regional and country trends in maternal mortality.
- The range of data sources that are utilized in maternal mortality estimation.
Policy workshops concentrate on implications of analyses undertaken by IHME and the translation of these analyses into relevant policies to be pursued by national and international agencies. Policy workshops are intended to provide decision-makers with strategies for effective resource allocation for health programs and initiatives, as well as to develop their skills in analyzing and understanding data.
IHME seeks to present evidence for health policy recommendations in an objective way that can be utilized by a diverse group of organizations to help improve the infrastructure of health systems worldwide and the effectiveness of health expenditures.