Tag Archives: Global Burden of Disease

Does the Global Burden of Disease study substantially overestimate road traffic deaths in OECD countries?

Another area of big difference between the IHME Global Burden of Disease Study and WHO global statistics relates to road injury deaths in developed countries. Dan Hogan and I have just published a comment comparing our statistics with the GBD … Continue reading

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Deaths of older children: what do the data tell us?

The Millenium Development Goals focused attention on child mortality under age 5 (where it is the highest) and the world has halved the child death rate from 1990 to 2015 (is-the-world-achieving-the-health-related-MDGs). Much less attention has been paid to older children … Continue reading

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Global health risks Russian edition

One of our most popular WHO reports has been Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks, published in 2009.  A Russian version has just been released by WHO, due to popular demand. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44203/8/9789244563878_rus.pdf This … Continue reading

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WHO and global health statistics

Ties Boerma and I have just published a short paper in BMC Medicine (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/50) which discusses the role of WHO and other global health agencies in the preparation and publication of global, regional and country-level health statistics. There has been … Continue reading

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An exclusive “interview”

Murray, the anonymous health statistician whose distinctive style of mischievous political graffiti adorns journals around the world from London to Seattle, doesn’t “do” interviews. The world’s most anonymous global health researcher has famously remained silent but for the statements he … Continue reading

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