1. Excess Mortality during COVID-19 pandemic
The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine is open to candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds, both medical and non-medical.
The group will examine the impact of COVID infection and its control measures on health outcomes, focusing on mortality. Mortality rates in the pandemic have significantly increased across different countries. The group will estimate this excess mortality, examine whether the rates are due to other diseases/indirect causes and the factors contributing to mortality rates.
Currently, mortality data was collected from six countries and work has begun to assess the quality and completeness of mortality data in these studies.
The aim is to calculate excess mortality using a standard methodology, with analysis using R, along with a user-friendly R Shiny app. The group is collaborating with partners in the countries of interest to examine health information/data systems.
Group Representative: Sylvie Pool (cohort 2019 - 2020)