IDM shapes global efforts to eradicate infectious diseases and to achieve permanent improvements in the health of those most in need. By developing, using, and freely sharing computational modeling tools, we advise policymakers, promote quantitative decision-making and advance scientific methodologies.
IDM is an institute within the Global Good Fund, a collaboration between Intellectual Ventures and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Currently, IDM is working on disease transmission dynamics for malaria, polio, tuberculosis, HIV, pneumonia, typhoid, and more.
IDM's advancements in modeling provide a powerful framework to study both the spread of disease and alternative eradication strategies. Malaria research centers on how to combine existing and novel tools to robustly achieve elimination in varying epidemiological settings. The Institute's polio effort is focused on supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and achieving a robust and successful polio eradication. Work on HIV and TB addresses efficacy and effectiveness of treatment programs and the potential impact of new strategies and tools to significantly reduce the prevalence and burden of these diseases. IDM's extensive algorithmic research and development supports modeling efforts, stochastic simulation, and elimination programs.
The Institute also focuses on creating powerful and innovative disease modeling and data analysis tools and software to help the global health community evaluate the combination of health policies and intervention strategies. EMOD, IDM's flagship modeling software, supports disease campaign planning, data gathering, new product development, and policy decisions with an emphasis on providing tactical and strategic support to enable global health programs to move beyond control to eradication.
To further enhance those efforts, IDM partners with universities, NGOs, government ministries, and other research and public health institutions focused on researching new ways to understand and combat diseases. Collaboration is essential to achieving disease eradication, and IDM participates in a variety of modeling consortia sharing research models and software for global health purposes.
IDM collaborates with selected universities, NGOs, government ministries, and other research and public health institutions focused on researching new ways to understand and combat diseases.
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