Population Health Metrics Research Consortium Project

Country/Countries:
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Principal Investigator:
Christopher Murray, Adjunct Professor of Population Policy

Department:
Department of Global Health and Population/HIGH Population Health Metrics and Priority Setting

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2005 — June 30, 2008

Description:

In this project a team of investigators from the United States, Australia, Tanzania, and the Philippines are pursuing an enterprise approach to improve technologies and methods for population health measurement. This project will improve strategies for population health measurement, providing researchers and policymakers with innovative, field-tested, and practically applicable instruments to measure population health in resource-poor settings. The data and resources generated by this project will be the basis for rapid and effective field assessment of population prevalence of specific diseases and causes of death. In addition, methods to measure the effect of coverage of critical health interventions (e.g. ARVs and vaccinations) will be developed.