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Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 5.39 GMT
Sri Lanka ranks high on key measures of health: GBD 2010


Among peers and neighbors Sri Lanka appears to be performing best when it comes to the key parameters of health.

This was revealed in the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study (GBD 2010), a collaborative project led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The study details the causes of death and disability ” across age groups and genders” for 187 countries around the world.

Sri Lanka and China fight for the top spot in the region on most parameters followed by Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. India and Pakistan figure at the bottom.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.

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