We support global efforts to eradicate diseases and improve health through modeling

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What we do

The Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) is part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Division.

IDM’s goal is to support global efforts to eradicate infectious diseases and achieve permanent improvements in health by developing, using, and sharing computational modeling tools and promoting quantitative decision-making.

Improving the health of all people, especially those in the most vulnerable populations, is a pressing and complex problem that engages diverse contributors, from health workers on the ground to funding agencies that provide resources and support. Data-driven approaches, including the development of dynamic models, statistical analysis, and the development and application of innovative algorithms, make fundamental contributions that inform primary research programs, intervention strategies, resource allocation, and other avenues of health care delivery.

Code and tools

IDM provides innovative disease modeling tools freely to the research community to aid in reaching our goal of disease control and eradication. These innovative tools provide quantitative and analytical means to model the transmission of infectious diseases.

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