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Global Burden of Disease Launch

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 17/12/2012 13:19

On December 14, 2012 The Lancet together with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will host an event to present the findings of the 2010 GBD study. The launch of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 results will feature discussion of comparable estimates of mortality, causes of death, years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 conditions and 67 risk factors, for 21 regions and three time periods – 1990, 2005, and 2010.

The results reveal substantial shifts in the burden of disease from children to younger adults, from premature mortality to morbidity and disability, from communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions to noncommunicable diseases. Overlaid on these major shifts are important regional variations and the ongoing challenge in sub-Saharan Africa of conditions related to Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6.

The live webcasting will start at 9 AM (GMT) on Dec. 14 at: http://bit.ly/YTRuF6

They will be Tweeting live from the event so make sure you follow them on Twitter @TheLancet for updates on GBD 2010 #gbd2010.

Full agenda available here.


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