COST Action CA18218

WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched the first set of joint estimates of the burden of disease and injury covering 19 occupational risk factors in a comparative risk assessment. These were launched via press conference, opened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General.

In the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals, these estimates quantify the population exposed, and the amount of health loss causes, by exposures to occupational risk factors at Global, regional, and national level. Estimates include the number of deaths, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) that can be attributed to exposures. These joint estimates, and the methods and data sourced used have been described in the following releases

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