Navigation Links
Umeå University hosts new World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
Date:11/6/2012

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new Collaborating Centre at Ume University, Sweden, in the specialist area of verbal autopsy (VA).

Verbal autopsy (VA)is a widely used method in low- and middle-income countries for determining cause of death, when no doctor's certificate is available. It involves interviewing relatives or friends after a death has occurred, collecting data which can then be interpreted into likely causes of death. Work based at the Ume Centre for Global Health Research has placed Ume at the global forefront of research and development in VA methods, now recognised in the creation of the new WHO Collaborating Centre.

In particular, the Ume group has developed the InterVA suite of probabilistic models for reliably determining causes of death without needing doctors' time and expertise. This means that cause-specific mortality data can be made available much more quickly and cheaply. The work has involved considerable global collaboration, not only with WHO, but also with the INDEPTH Network, the University of Aberdeen, University College London and the University of the Witwatersrand, among others. Latest innovations include the development of a smartphone application which guides the VA interview process according to WHO guidelines and directly determines cause of death.

Prof. Peter Byass, Director of the new Collaborating Centre, said "Not everyone realises that reliably determining causes of death is an important strategy for saving lives! Health services can only be well-planned and managed if there is evidence about common causes of death in the populations they serve."

Prof. Lars Weinehall, Head of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Ume University, said "We are delighted to have been designated as the new WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy. It reflects the world-leading calibre of our research on VA and we are excited about working with WHO globally to make a difference in population health. This will contribute directly to WHO's plans for Universal Health Coverage."


'/>"/>
Contact: Peter Byass
peter.byass@epiph.umu.se
46-767-873-007
Umea University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. George Mason University researchers target breast cancer in 3 trials
2. Research prizes from the Carlsberg Foundation to researchers from University of Copenhagen
3. University of Houston India Studies Program presents Circuits of Empire: India as Metropole
4. Mercyhurst University presents new research on managing spinal injuries to NFL
5. NTU and University of Warwick boost brainpower in global neuroscience research
6. CDC funds Wayne State University research to understand, prevent teen dating violence
7. Wayne State University researcher recognized by American Psychological Association
8. University of Minnesota chemist named 1 of Popular Sciences Brilliant 10
9. University of Maryland study: Neonatal heart stem cells may help mend kids broken hearts
10. Aarhus University to inaugurate the ultimate source of light:
11. Multi-functional anti-inflammatory/anti-allergic developed by Hebrew University researcher
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out ... family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers ... would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing ... contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by ... Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors ... on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, ... to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia ... the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: