Population Health

May 24, 2018

WHO and IHME enter into a collaborative health data agreement

Dr. Murray and Dr. Tedros shake handsThe World Health Organization and the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have entered a formal agreement to collaborate in improving the accuracy, timeliness and policy-relevance of health data.

The agreement calls for both organizations to work together on the annual Global Burden of Disease study, which will raise the quality and use of health metrics science at the global, regional, national and subnational levels for health indicators.

WHO and IHME will also work together to increase the capacity of countries to review, assess and improve national health data systems, analysis and reporting.

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