October 2019

iMed.ULisboa researcher publishes in Nature

Nuno Taveira, leader of the HIV Evolution, Epidemiology and Prevention Group at iMed.ULisboa is one of the authors of the study “Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant, and child deaths between 2000 and 2017 just published in Nature.

The Local Burden of Disease project at IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) aims to produce estimates of health outcomes and related measures that cover entire continents, but to do so at a granular, local resolution. Such estimates will allow decision-makers to target resources and health interventions precisely, for maximum impact. While global- and national-level estimates have been essential to understanding overarching trends in child mortality, infectious diseases, access to clean water, and other health-related topics, they can mask local variations within national borders.

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