Monthly Archives: January 2014

Road deaths in developing countries projected to nearly double by 2030

WHO estimates that the number of deaths globally will reach nearly 2m a year by 2030, up from 1.3m now, according to estimates and projections I prepared for the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 with the Violence and … Continue reading

Posted in Global health trends, Projections, World Health Organization | Leave a comment

H-index and age: a new criterion for success?

The H-index is a measure of scientific research output defined as the number h of publications that have been cited h times or more ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-index). Thus an H-index of 10 indicates that 10 publications have been cited 10 times … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Global cancer cases and deaths

In mid-December, IARC released latest estimates of incidence and mortality for 28 types of cancer in 184 countries in GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide. (Ferlay, Soerjomataram, Ervik, Dikshit, Eser, Mathers, Rebelo, Parkin, Forman and Bray). According to … Continue reading

Posted in Global health trends, Publications, World Health Organization | Leave a comment

Its a small world – Erdös, Bacon and other numbers

Just for fun, mathematicians like to quote their degrees of published separation from Paul Erdös, one of the most prolific modern writers of mathematical papers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erd%C5%91s_number). So one day when I needed a break from work, I thought I would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

World Health Statistics

World Health Statistics is the flagship statistical publication of the World Health Organization released annually in May at the time of the World Health Assembly. Compiled by my Unit, it is the definitive source of information on the health of … Continue reading

Posted in Global health trends, World Health Organization | Tagged , | Leave a comment