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Disease burden and mortality estimates

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

AUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY, 2000–2016 The latest global, regional and country-level cause-specific mortality estimates for the year 2000, 2010, 2015 and 2016 are available for download A summary of data sources and methods is also available. Due to changes in data and some methods, the 2000–2016 estimates are not comparable to previously-released WHO estimates.

Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

Mortality and global health estimates. Accessed August 6, 2019

Global Burden of Disease (GBD). The Lancet


The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century. Accessed July 4, 2019

Findings from othe Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), The Lancet, (2019)

This booklet provides an overview of all findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. Published in The Lancet in November 2018, GBD 2017 provides for the first time an independent estimation of population, for each of 195 countries and territories and the globe, using a standardized, replicable approach, as well as a comprehensive update on fertility. Produced with the input of 3,676 collaborators from 146 countries and territories, GBD 2017 incorporates major data additions and improvements, and methodological refinements. GBD 2017 also includes estimates at the subnational level for selected locations.

Global Burden of Disease (GBD)

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), (2019)

Everyone, all over the world, deserves to live a long life in full health. In order to achieve this goal, we need a comprehensive picture of what disables and kills people across countries, time, age, and sex. 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. You can have access to GBD Resources, Data Visualizations, Studies & Reports; Data, Country Profiles and the Lancet GBD Studies

Gapminder Tools

Eds.: Gapminder, (2019)

Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Gapminder is a fact tank, not a think tank, it fights devastating misconceptions about global development and produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics. Gapminder promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. Accessed 4 March 2019.

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Compare

Eds.: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, (2018)

Analyze updated data about the world’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 within a country, compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age, and gender. Drill from a global 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.

Global Health Risks

World Health Organization WHO, (2009)

Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks

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