Photo: Alan Whelan. Friends in Bar Kawach, Barlonyo, Uganda.
The Lancet, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and the University of Washington
invite you to the launch event:
Rapid Health Transitions: Findings and Implications of the
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
December 14, 2012
At The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom
About the launch:
The launch of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010
results 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 noncommunicable 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.
Details of the event:
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. If you are unable to attend the event, a live webcast
of each session will be available. For more information, please contact Summer Ohno at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (firstname.lastname@example.org