GBD News & Events
October 25, 2015
Children and adults are living longer, healthier lives in China but health progress greatly varies across the country
China has made enormous strides in health over the course of the past three decades, including a significant drop in child mortality, a leap in life expectancy, and a sizeable shift in the pattern of causes of death. But these gains are not shared equally among China’s provinces, some of which have health records similar to many developing countries, while others resemble the United States or Western Europe.
October 20, 2015
The University of Washington Press has published An Integrative Metaregression Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology, an in-depth explanation of the methods underlying the morbidity estimation in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.
October 12, 2015
First-of-its-kind collaborative initiative on state-level disease burden estimation in India launched
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, US, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to generate state-level disease burden and risk factor estimates to improve health programs and planning in India.
July 7, 2015
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts, technical components, and quantitative methods for burden of disease measurement. It focuses predominately on constructing aggregate measures such as years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).
October 29, 2015
October 13, 2015