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. While research on the disease and its outcomes is still in relatively early stages, the pandemic set off an unprecedented level of scientific collaboration and discovery.

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

Assessing COVID-19 pandemic policies and behaviours and their economic and educational trade-offs across US states from Jan 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022: an observational analysis

Interactive data visuals

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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.

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Financing Global Health

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

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COVID-19 Projections

Explore forecasts of demand for hospital services, reported and excess deaths due to COVID-19, rates of infection and testing, and the impact of social distancing and mask use.

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.

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