The original Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was commissioned by the World Bank in 1991 to provide a comprehensive assessment of the burden of 107 diseases and injuries and ten risk factors for the world and eight major regions. To assess burden of disease, a common metric (disability adjusted life years lost) was used to measure the health loss due to morbidity and mortality.
Our road injuries metrics project seeks to improve estimates of road injuries produced as part of the next revision of the GBD study (GBD-2005). Our primary interface with the GBD-2005 project is via the GBD-Injury Expert group, which comprises of over 160 researchers. The group is lead jointly by Kavi Bhalla (Harvard University, USA) and James Harrison (Flinders University, Australia).
Click here to visit the web pages of the GBD-Injury Expert group.