April 18, 2008

Measuring the Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Measuring the Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Global Burden of Disease Framework
Colin D. Mathers, Information, Evidence and Research Cluster, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Majid Ezzati, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alan D. Lopez, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1(2): e114. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000114, Available at: http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000114

"......This paper describes key features of the Global Burden of Disease analytic approach, which provides a standardized measurement framework to permit comparisons across diseases and injuries, as well as risk factors, and a systematic approach to the evaluation of data. ......"