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The WHO global burden of disease (GBD) measures burden of disease using the disability-adjusted-life-year (DALY). This time-based measure combines years of life lost due to premature mortality and years of life lost due to time lived in states of less than full health. The DALY metric was developed in the original GBD 1990 study to assess the burden of disease consistently across diseases, risk factors and regions.
The 1990 Global Burden of Disease study was the first publication using Burden of Disease methods. These estimates were updated in subsequent publications by WHO listed here. Journal articles and monographs that have been referenced or provide additional information are also provided here, in chronological order.
Global health risks is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.
"A roadmap to achieve dramatic health gains within one generation." Information on Sustainable Development Goal for health; Donor investments in global health; & Domestic health investments. Tools, models, publications, and more.
"In this PLOS Collection, global health leaders chart the path to a dramatic reduction in the global burden of disease by 2035. This ambitious convergence in global health will require strategic investments in research and development as well as an aggressive scale-up of health-care delivery systems to ensure that existing health tools and services reach those who need them."
DCPN consists of two components to promote and support the use of economic evaluation for priority setting at both global and national levels:
Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition, provides the most up to date evidence on intervention efficacy and program effectiveness for the leading causes of global disease burden; and
Strengthening the capacity of evidence based decision-making.
- Essential Surgery
- Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
- Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders
- Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders
- Major Infectious Diseases
- Injury Prevention and Environmental Health
- Child and Adolescent Health and Development
- Disease Control Priorities
SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. UNDP works to help implement the Goals in some 170 countries and territories.
Dashboards that present data from the World Development Indicators that help to monitor the SDGs (may not always be the official indicators for SDG monitoring). Choose Explore to explore all the Goals and Targets, or Selected Indicators to compare two economies side-by-side for a selection of indicators.
The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017 - World Bank's compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people's lives. For each of the SDGs, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues.
Showcases industry-specific examples and ideas for corporate action related to the SDGs. Presented in a series of publications, each matrix highlights bold pursuits and decisions made by diverse companies for each SDG. Includes healthcare & life sciences, climate, transportation, and more.
Provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. The annual report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms.
The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000 commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs are derived from this Declaration, and all have specific targets and indicators. Web page includes technical information and publications.
Official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the MDGs. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG.
Data on MDG indicator trends are curated in the World Development Indicators database. Each year the World Bank uses these data to assess the progress made towards the MDGs. The interactive dashboards here provide an opportunity to explore the trends of MDG indicators and assess progress. (These dashboards are no longer being updated and maintained.)
DRIVERS (2012-15) was a three-year research project funded by the EU's 7th Framework Programme. It aimed to find solutions to improve health equity through policy and practice in early childhood, fair employment, and income & social protection. Site includes reports, recommendations, and the advocacy for health equity toolkit.
Gapminder produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics, promoting a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. Site includes video, graphics, and other tools.
A curated database of how-to resources, program examples, and tools - all relating to health communication. Includes social and behavior change communication capacity strengthening tools, and project examples.
Tools to strengthen health information systems and improve decision making in the health sector. Content areas include:
Data Demand and Use
Family Planning & Reproductive Health
Geographic Information Systems
Health Information Systems
HIV and AIDS
Monitoring & Evaluation
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Population, Health & Environment
A searchable, online collection of methods (processes) and tools (instruments) for knowledge translation, economic evaluation, and more, in public health. From National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (Canada)
Will help you conduct an implementation research project through a standard process so that you have high quality results that are reliable. Can download entire site for offline use. From the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (UNICEF, etc.)
TREAD’s goal is to facilitate sound ethical practice by providing examples of how researchers have described the pathways used to protect their research subjects from harm. TREAD provides the opportunity to follow the step-by-step logic used by experienced researchers when negotiating their research design within vulnerable populations.
Leader on NCD (non-communicable diseases) policy and practice, a convener of the civil society movement, a partner to governments and UN agencies, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with NCDs. Site includes resources, multimedia, policy statements, publications, and more.
PREDICT builds platforms for disease surveillance and for identifying and monitoring pathogens that can be shared between animals and people. Information on capacity strengthening, modelling, behavioral risk, and more.
An interactive web-based visualization tool that shows the location and service details of healthcare service providers in Bangladesh’s major cities created to improve health service planning, referral and oversight in urban Bangladesh. Available in English & Bengali.
The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone of the twentieth century in the field of public health, and it identified primary health care as the key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All. WHO called to return to the Declaration of Alma-Ata.