Measuring Intervention Coverage in Low Income Countries: A Frontier for Epidemiology

Monday, 18 August 2014: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Kahtnu 2 (Dena'ina Center)

The importance of intervention coverage in achieving public health gains has entered the spotlight in recent years. No matter how efficacious interventions may be, they cannot achieve impact at population level unless they reach high proportions of those who need them.The area of coverage measurement, and the use of modeling to estimate the effects of changes in coverage on mortality and nutritional status, represent a new and important frontier for epidemiology.

Kate Somers
4:30 PM
Coverage: An expanding frontier for epidemiologists
Jennifer Bryce, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
5:00 PM
Linking coverage to health status: An introduction to the Lives Saved Tool
Neff Walker, PhD, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
5:30 PM
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