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The Burden of Disease among the World's Poor

Davidson Gwatkin, March 3, 1998

Dave Gwatkin reported on his and Michel Guillot’s effort to estimate the burden of disease among the poorest 20 percent of the world’s population. For this purpose, they were using an adapted version of the approach developed by Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez in their earlier, well-known study of the burden of disease in the world as a whole and in its major regions. Their effort was in two parts: an estimate of the 1990 situation, and a projection to the year 2020.

(The Gwatkin-Guillot work presented at the seminar has since resulted in a publication by the World Bank and the Global Forum for Health Research, which contains a full report of their methods and findings.

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