About the Global Burden of Disease (GBD)
The GBD approach
The principle guiding the GBD approach is that the best estimates can only be generated by analyzing all available sources of information in an area and correcting for problems with the data. The results are presented in terms of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a time-based measure that combines years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLLs) and years lived with a disability (YLDs), metrics that were specifically developed to assess the burden of disease.
Who GBD helps
More information about IHME’s partnerships with research institutions, country governments, non-governmental organizations, and donors can be found on the Country-level Collaborations page.