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Innovations in Health Metrics Sciences: Measuring, Mapping, and Monitoring Morbidity and Mortality at the Regional, National, and Local Levels in Africa
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
The National Institutes of Health will host a virtual learning session entitled ‘Innovations in Health Metrics Sciences: Measuring, Mapping, and Monitoring Morbidity and Mortality at the Regional, National, and Local Levels in Africa‘ on 21 October 2020 as part of the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum series.
This session will highlight the emerging field of health metrics sciences and its role in measuring and monitoring summary measures of health in Africa to better develop and implement measures to reduce the burden of disease. Identify challenges and opportunities relevant to the DS-I Africa initiatives. Address the increasing role that health metrics is playing in informing and prioritizing systems-level health interventions and broad public health-related decision making. Discuss how health metrics and data science can inform and evaluate more effective integrated care efforts at the intersection of infectious diseases and the rapidly growing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases
Karen Sliwa, University of Cape Town
Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, University of Ibadan
Debbie Bradshaw, South African Medical Research Council
Ana Olga H Mocumbi, Mondlane University
Ali H. Mokdad, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
To participate in the discussion and session, you must register for the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum in advance. All content will also be recorded and posted on this website after each event.