National Burden of Disease

Burden of disease unit measures national burden of diseases and tracks progress and achievements in health. The unit has strong collaboration with Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and follows Global Burden of disease (GBD) study methods and approaches to produce burden of disease estimates. It provides national burden of disease estimates using different population health metrics that include years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD) and disability adjusted life years (DALYs) by cause, age and sex. The unit also works with national and sub-national research institutes and researchers on generating quality primary data. Additionally, the unit shares evidence to the general public through appropriate platform.