Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Project

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) is a systematic, scientific effort by a collaborative of researchers worldwide to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time. It is the most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends around the world, and its most recent iteration measures the impact of hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in 187 countries. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is the coordinating center for this effort.