In order to accurately measure health, one must understand why and how people die. The careful estimation of mortality rates and deaths by age and sex is essential to assess progress of health improvement around the world. It’s a simple truth, but the methodology behind this concept is considerably more complex.
Since the launch of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), IHME has been working with a number of institutions across the world in collecting and examining country-level data using the GBD methods of measurement.
Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the US. HIV/AIDS and alcohol are severely eroding health in Russia. Violence is claiming the lives of young men in large swaths of Latin America. Despite progress in sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases still cause hundreds of thousands of child deaths. These are just a few of the findings of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010).