The health of young people aged 10-24 years has emerged as a neglected, yet pressing, issue in global health and development.
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution.
Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, provides information on changes in mortality rates for children younger than 5 years, for both sexes, from 1990 to 2013.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease Studies 2013, provides information on changes in average life expectancy in the United States, World Bank–defined “high-income countries,” and globally from 1990 to 2013.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, provides information about cardiovascular disease mortality and prevalence, and the effect of population change on cardiovascular mortality from 1990 through 2013.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Former Minister of Health of Rwanda, used Global Burden of Disease data and evidence from the Ministry’s own data-gathering efforts to ensure the country’s limited resources are saving the most lives and reducing suffering.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, provides information about HIV incidence, mortality, and prevalence between 1990 and 2013.
Healthy diets can save lives, while unhealthy diets can cause diseases like diabetes and cancer. The ideal diet is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and seeds – and low in salt, trans fats, processed meats, and sugar-sweetened beverages.
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero used scientific detective work to determine the factors driving violence, the number-one cause of early death and disability in Colombia.
El Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero usó trabajo científico detectivesco para determinar los factores que desencadenaban la violencia, la principal causa de muerte prematura y discapacidad en Colombia.
Child deaths cut nearly in half since 1990, maternal deaths by almost a quarter. Pace accelerated after Millennium Development Goals were set, yet few countries on track to meet ambitious targets.
Globally, smoking prevalence — the percentage of the population that smokes every day — has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth.
Countries in the Arab world – from Saudi Arabia to Mauritania to Yemen – have made some significant health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and swift reductions in child mortality.
From left to right, you can see the top 25 causes ranked by total DALYs worldwide. The Size of the bars up or down reflects the percent changes from 1990 to 2010.
What ails you isn't necessarily what kills you. While the world has done a tremendous job battling fatal illnesses - especially from infectious diseases - we are now living with more health problems that cause a lot of pain, impair our mobility, and prevent us from seeing, hearing, and thinking clearly.
Globally, no matter how old a person is, life expectancy is increasing. Life expectancy at birth increased 10.7 years for males and 12.6 years for females from 1970 to 2010. That's because mortality is decreasing in every age bracket, although it is decreasing more slowly among young adults.
IHME's county-by-county estimates of life expectancy released in April 2012 show that women’s lifespans are improving at a much slower pace than men's nationwide.
IHME’s policy report The Challenge Ahead: Progress and Setbacks in Breast and Cervical Cancer shows that the risk of dying from cervical cancer fell in nearly every country from 1980 to 2010, because deaths from cervical cancer are not increasing as quickly as population growth.
IHME's policy report The Challenge Ahead: Progress and Setbacks in Breast and Cervical Cancer, published in 2011, shows the number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer are rising in most countries, especially in the developing world, where more women are dying at younger ages.