SEMINAR
 
Measuring global burden
of disease: adding value to
verbal autopsy
Prof Peter Byass, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SWEDEN

Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science 2020 Seminar Series Professor Peter Byass 11th March 2020

The causes of half the world's deaths pass unrecorded by routine registration systems, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Verbal autopsy (VA) collects information from witnesses of a death to assign medical causes. This talk presents developments in VA methods. 

 

Prof. Peter Byass was Professor of Global Health at University of Umeå, Sweden, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Aberdeen, Scotland and the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Peter worked on population health measurement in Africa and Asia, contributing to global evidence and methodologies. Peter sadly died, suddenly, in August 2020.

Recording of seminar

Interview with Professor Byass accompanying seminar

© 2018 VAPAR/Wits/DoH Mpumalanga

 

The research is supported by the Health Systems Research Initiative from Department for International Development (DFID)/ Medical Research Council (MRC)/ Wellcome Trust/ Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (MR/N005597/1, MR/P014844/1)