Volume 19, Issue 4 p. 8-9
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Statistics in a civil war

The case of the Tigray health system

Mulugeta Gebregziabher

Mulugeta Gebregziabher

Professor of biostatistics and vice chair for academic programmes at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a health scientist investigator and methods core leader with the Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development, and director of the Region IV Public Health Training Center for South Carolina.

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James J. Cochran

James J. Cochran

Associate dean for research with the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College. He is also professor of statistics and the Rogers-Spivey Research Fellow.

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First published: 27 July 2022

Abstract

Ukraine is not the only country whose health-care system has been ravaged by conflict. Here, Mulugeta Gebregziabher and James J. Cochran describe the huge challenges of gathering reliable data on the catastrophic effect of civil war in Tigray, Ethiopia