The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) is a systematic, scientific effort by a collaborative of researchers worldwide to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography and risk factors over time.


It is the most comprehensive effort to date

to measure epidemiological levels and

trends around the world, and its most recent iteration measures the impact of hundreds

of diseases and injuries.


This was the poster created for the global presentation of the study in 2012 and was distributed as an insert in The Lancet, a worldwide Medical Journal.