by K Srinath Reddy
The Lancet, Vol. 388, No. 10053, pp. 1448–1449, 8 October 2016
The latest estimates and analyses from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) provide a vital link between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2016–30. The GBD 2015 investigators report global and national trends in various health metrics, from 1990 to 2015, and their association with levels of national development measured through a Socio-demographic Index (SDI), and profile epidemiological and health transitions across the world. GBD 2015 also measures progress on specific MDG-related indicators and non-MDG-related indicators that are included in the SDGs.