Joint scientific workshop on the Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India. This multi-party workshop was co-sponsored by the Health Effects Institute, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and the Public Health Foundation of India. It was held in January 2018 in Delhi, India, to present the new HEI Special Report 21: Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India. The workshop was held following the release in November of Health of the Nation’s States, the India-based assessment of the Global Burden of Disease.
HEI Special Report 21 provides a comprehensive assessment conducted in India to understand exposures at national and state levels from all major sources of particulate matter air pollution (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 µm, or PM2.5). It takes advantage of India’s growing network of air pollution monitors and enhanced satellite data, and is the first to estimate the exposure state-by-state throughout India from different air pollution sources: biomass burning, transport, coal, and more. It then builds on Indian health evidence and the Global Burden of Disease to identify current and future nationwide burdens of disease attributable to each major source across India.
The workshop started with a presentation of the Global Burden of Disease results specific to India, followed by presentations of the GBD MAPS report on air pollution sources in India and a Panel discussion. The workshop agenda and slide presentations can be found below.
GBD and GBD India: The Global and National Context (presentation by Dr. Lalit Dandona)
Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. India: Health of the Nation's States — The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative. New Delhi, India: ICMR, PHFI, and IHME; 2017. https://www.phfi.org/news-and-events/highlights/1793
India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Collaborators. Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990-2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet 2017; 390: 2437-2460. PubMed PMID: 29150201.
GBD India Compare Tool. https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/india