Rapid Health Transitions: Findings and Implications of the Global Burden of Diseases 2010 Study

Posted on 22 November 2012

A public one-day event at the Royal Society, London

On December 14th The Lancet, together with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the University of Washington, will launch the results from the “Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study” in a public one-day event at the Royal Society, London.

The launch will feature discussion of comparable estimates of mortality, causes of death, years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 conditions and 67 risk factors, for 21 regions and three time periods – 1990, 2005, and 2010. The results reveal substantial shifts in the burden of disease from children to younger adults, from premature mortality to morbidity and disability, from communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions to non-communicable diseases.  Overlaid on these major shifts are important regional variations and the ongoing challenge in sub-Saharan Africa of conditions related to Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.

This free one day event is open to the public and will feature five panel sessions with the opportunity for open discussion of key findings and implications.  The event will occur from 9:00am to 5:30pm at the Royal Society (6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG), with coffee and tea available at 8:30am, and a reception following at the same location, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  No registration is required. For questions, please contact Summer Ohno at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (slohno@uw.edu).