Jun 22, 2013 Volume 381 Number 9884 p2135 – 2222 e20
Beyond disease burden: towards solution-oriented population health
Ian Roberts, Rod Jackson
The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2010 made a major contribution to population health by igniting a debate about how best to reduce human suffering and premature death. The timing was impeccable. As governments, health agencies, and civil society go into conclave to elect a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the GBD put health high on the policy agenda. We live in a world of horrendous health inequalities despite a vast array of effective interventions. In 2010, healthy life expectancy in men was 30 years in Haiti but 70 years in Japan.