Research and analysis

Global Burden of Disease

Global Burden of Disease 2021: Findings from the GBD 2021 Study

GBD is the most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. It is the product of a global research collaborative and quantifies the impact of hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors around the world.

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About the GBD

Most recent study in 2021 covers 204 countries. Find links to data and publications.

Analyze updated data about the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2019 through interactive visualizations.

Download infographics targeted at preventing disease based on behavioral risk factors.

Health policy and planning

Health topic

Health financing

Our health financing work examines health spending from governments, individuals, and other channels to inform policymakers about where resources for health are coming from and where they are going.

Health topic

Health forecasting

We create forecasts and custom future scenarios to study the impact of new policies, technologies, or interventions on health outcomes.

Research project

Program and policy evaluations

Understand how well policies and programs are working and why through IHME's independent evaluations work.

Health by location

Country profiles

Health research by location

Get an overview of population health and demographic information for every country of the world. We also provide profiles for select subnational locations.

Project overview

Disease burden initiative in India

The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative is a collaboration between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), IHME, and experts from across India.

Topic overview

United States (US) health

About $4.3 trillion of the $10 trillion spent on health globally is in the US. Despite this huge investment, there are still wide disparities in health and health spending across the country.

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