The state of world health today and trajectories for the future
Measuring population health for over twenty-five years, the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. The results show both major progress, for example in combating infectious disease, and also significant gaps, for example in tackling certain causes of death and disability. GBD is a valuable resource allowing users to better understand the disease profile of a given population, and thus understand what resources are needed to target and ultimately reduce the causes of death and disability in that population. This project draws upon efforts of more than 3,647 experts from 142 countries and territories. This presentation will highlight key results from the GBD 2017 study, focusing on methods used to generate long-term projections, including plausible better and worse scenarios, to demonstrate the global impact of various conditions over the past two decades and moving forward.