Diseases and injuries

Featured diseases and injuries

In collaboration with Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study collaborators, IHME produces estimates for more than 300 fatal and nonfatal causes along with in-depth analysis for the world's most pressing health issues. Below is a selection of the topics.

Health topic


COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 and was declared a global pandemic within months. It became the second-leading cause of death in 2021, causing a global decline in life expectancy.

Health topic


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). 

Disease and injury factsheets

View two-page fact sheets on the 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors modeled in GBD and the health loss related to them.


Scientific Publication

Global age-sex-specific mortality, life expectancy, and population estimates in 204 countries and territories and 811 subnational locations, 1950–2021, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interactive data visuals

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GBD Cancer Compare

Analyze updated data the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2021 from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study with a focus on Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers (NMSCs) and cancers without NMSCs aggregates.

Interactive Data Visual

Financing Global Health

Explore patterns of global health financing flows from 1990 to 2050.

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Pandemic Recovery Survey

Use this tool to understand the effects of the pandemic on health care and health seeking behavior, attitudes and practices around vaccinations, education, and household financial and food security.

Data input sources

The Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) is home to the world's most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data. Your research starts here.

Open data catalog