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Global health research survey: Who is healthier?

A survey launched yesterday – the “Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 Health Measurement Survey” is aiming to get 50, 000 people to participate, looking at attitudes to health of individuals.¬† The survey is sponsored as part of the Global Burden of Disease study by the¬† Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in conjunction with Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Queensland, and the World Health Organization .

The organisers of the study say that by participating¬† “you will contribute to the scientific understanding of global health problems and ultimately enable policymakers and health care leaders to make better decisions based on a stronger evidence base. Summary survey results will be posted online at www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org upon completion of the study in spring 2011.”

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