As part of the Global Health Metrics & Evaluation 2011 conference, The Lancet published over 100 abstracts including health metrics and evaluation research from all corners of the world. The call for abstracts in the fall of 2010 yielded more than 400 submissions. Following a rigorous peer-review process, 22 abstracts were selected for oral presentations, and 103 abstracts were selected for poster sessions. Conference participants received a print version of the abstracts publication.

An electronic version of the abstracts is available in The Lancet as a web supplement to the introductory comment written by the GHME 2011 Organizing Committee.