Disease burden study finds Guyana among worst performers in region

Guyana falls among the worst performers in Latin America and the Caribbean, the others at the bottom being Guatemala and Haiti, according to the Global Burden of Diseases Injuries and Risk Factors study 2010, released by the World Bank yesterday.

The study, which the World Bank said is the largest systematic scientific effort in history to quantify levels and trends of health loss due to diseases, injuries and risks, serves as a global public good to inform evidence-based policymaking and health systems design.

It found that in general, longevity had increased in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, with the….