This week is Global HEED’s first official fundraiser! We will be outside the HUB selling candles and candy for mother’s day from 9:30-3:30 this week. If you live outside of the Seattle area we can even handle shipping for you. Come out to support Global HEED as we raise money to promote global health education in Seattle and raise living standards in Calhuitz Village, Guatemala!
The Global Burden of Disease is a research study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Since 2008 this research group has been gathering data from over 200 countries to evaluate the current burden that disease puts on our world. Recently they have released a set of data visualization tools that allow anyone to explore the immense amount of data that they have collected at:
http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/tools/data-visualizations. Check it out!
Here is an example graph examining the burden of disease on Guatemala.