How To Reduce Human Suffering: 3 Lessons From A Seminal Public Health Study

A seaside scene in Indonesia. As countries like Indonesia move up the income ladder, some health conditions improve — but new threats, like non-communicable diseases, loom large.

The authors of the “Global Burden of Disease” report track the toll from every conceivable cause of death or disability. This year they also share intriguing solutions that give cause for optimism.

(Image credit: Tommy Trenchard for NPR)

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