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Modeling and Forecasting

Successful health policy depends on understanding the impact of programs in light of the many other determinants of health that exist outside the health policy realm. Our health modeling work includes analysis of specific determinants of health (such as migration) and long-term forecasts based on existing evidence.

Pardee Center for International Futures

Patterns of Potential Human Progress, Vol. 3

GHA faculty and students worked closely with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures on the recently published book Improving Global Health: Forecasting the Next 50 Years .

The book and accompanying papers have dramatically raised our capacity to understand health policies in the context of likely future trajectories and to account for the integrated relationship between health and other critical dimensions of human progress—namely, economic growth.

The coming months will see new publications and efforts to transform IFS Health into an essential tool for setting global health policy priorities.

Tsunami and Conflict in Sri Lanka

Hindu temple in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

This report examines connections between the Indian Ocean tsumani of Dec. 26, 2004, and Sri Lanka's civil war between the Sinhalese majority-dominated government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), better known as the "Tamil Tigers".