Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Haidong Wang Examines the Global Burden of Tuberculosis

Posted: 12/19/2017 (CSDE Research)

Affiliate Haidong Wang, Associate Professor of Global Health, co-authored a recent article that examines trends in the burden of both fatal and non-fatal tuberculosis within the past quarter century, using results from the Global Burden of Disease study. The authors’ assessment is based on vital registration data, verbal autopsy data, and mortality surveillance data, with which they estimated tuberculosis mortality rates using the Cause of Death Ensemble model. Their findings indicate that tuberculosis is still responsible for a substantial disease burden across the globe, —notwithstanding efforts to reduce this burden—and the authors therefore recommend prioritizing early detection of and improved quality of care for the disease. The full article is available below.

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