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To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, this magazine highlights the history, progress, collaboration, and impact of GBD. The GBD is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and population. With 2,303 collaborators in 130 countries and territories, the study examines 332 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors. The GBD has helped transform health care policy in numerous countries, and has greatly influenced research, policy, and education.

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Global Burden of Disease Magazine. Seattle, WA: IHME, 2017.