Professor Peter Keiyoro of the University of Nairobi in Kenya, a collaborator of the Global Burden of Disease Study for six years, describes how the GBD has guided the Kenyan government into a national universal health coverage program. Additionally, GBD data laid the foundation for the Kenyan government to launch a pilot program that addresses water availability, sanitation, nutrition, child hygiene, under-five mortality, maternal health, and insurance coverage and health policies.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Scientific Council oversees and makes key scientific decisions about the GBD process and methods. The Council is composed of leading experts in fields related to GBD. It is not a substitut...
Analyze data about India’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2016 in this interactive tool. Use treemaps, maps, arrow diagrams, and other charts to compare causes and risks and explore patterns and trends by age and sex. Drill from a national view into specific details. Compare expected and observed trends. Watch how disease patterns have changed over time. See which causes of death and disability are having more impact and which are waning.
While decision-makers, researchers, and clinicians around the globe regularly use Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates to inform their work and set policy, educators are also finding value in incorporating this research and IHME resources into their curricula.
The world’s most comprehensive tool for measuring disease burden and guiding government health agendas just got better.
Last Friday, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study enterprise – a collaboration among more than 1,800 health experts in 125 countries – launched updated estim...
IHME organized a technical training workshop to train interested researchers and policymakers in the data, methods, findings, and implications of GBD 2010.
Based on past trends, most countries’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index scores are projected to rise between 2017 and 2030. By 2030, the under-5 mortality, neonatal mortality, maternal mortality ratio, and malaria indicators had the most countries likely to attain their targets.
Everyone, all over the world, deserves to live a long life in full health. The Global Burden of Disease study measures what prevents us from achieving that goal.
Dr. Meghnath Dhimal, Chief Research Officer of the Nepal Health Research Council, discusses the how the council and Ministry of Health & Population utilizes Global Burden of Disease Study data and information.
Reviewing data sources for the GBD study
The Global Burden of Disease Study aims to use all available data on mortality, morbidity and risk factors for all countries, by sex and age, from 1980 to present. As a Collaborator, one of the ways you may wish to contribute is by improving the ...
Why do GBD researchers bother to use new and potentially unfamiliar metrics instead of tried-and-true, older ways of discussing disease, like prevalence and incidence? To illustrate how GBD metrics complement other population health metrics, let’s consider some standard public health metrics, and how GBD-specific metrics build on them.
Dr. Mathilde Touvier, Head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research at Sorbonne Paris Nord University, shares how the Global Burden of Disease study allows her research team to "efficiently improve nutritional prevention of chronic diseases."
In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health is using Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data to guide the country’s health strategy for the next 10 years and beyond. An extensive new report, entitled Health Loss in New Zealand 1990-2013: A report from the New Zealand Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors, provides a big-picture look at New Zealand’s health landscape. By outlining the major causes of health loss in the country over the past two decades, it aims to guide policymakers, funders, researchers, and front-line providers in their efforts to ensure that all New Zealanders are “living well, staying well, and getting well.”
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities can be eliminated.
We aimed to describe trends in prevalence and burden of disease attributable to high systolic blood pressure (HSBP) among Brazilians ≥ 25 years old according to sex and federal units (FU) using the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 estimates.
The protocol for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) outlines the key components of the study, including the roles and responsibilities of participating individuals, the decision-making processes, and the deliverables. Download the protocol.
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“Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” estimated mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries from 1980 to 2017, adding 18 causes to its estimates compared to GBD 2016. In 2017, the GBD study added numerous data sources, including 127 country-years of vital registration data and 502 country-years of cancer registry data.
World mapping is an important tool to visualize stroke burden and its trends in various regions and countries. Geographic patterns are shown of incidence, prevalence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and years lived with disability (YLDs) and their trends for ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke in the world for 1990–2013.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study relies on a lot of data – over 90,000 data sources, in fact. Each of these data sources has their own distinct way of collecting information and measuring health. How do we make these sources speak the same language?
The public is invited to attend a forum on the Global Burden of Disease at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva on December 18. This forum will be an opportunity to bring the GBD network of researchers together with WHO staff and Member State representatives to discuss the latest...