WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)

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"The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

The WHO Statistical Information System is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization. Most WHO technical programmes make statistical information available, and they will be linked from here. You also have the possibility to search by keywords within the WHOSIS or throughout the entire WHO site.

Data on the following topics are available:

Core Health Indicators

  • Time series of core health indicators from the World Health Report for each of our 192 Member States

World Health Statistics 2005

  • An organization-wide compilation of the most recent estimates for almost 50 world health indicators for 192 countries.

Statistics from WHO Regional Offices

  • Links and pointers to statistics compiled by WHO Regional Offices.

Statistics by country or region

  • Selected indicators by WHO Member State and WHO Region and mortality stratum. Information on WHO Member States and WHO Regions. Millenium Development Goals. Statistical annexes of the World Health Report.

Statistics by topic

  • Statistics by topic, disease or condition, including HIV/AIDS, drug information, immunization, health personnel, population, micronutrients, alcohol, maternal mortality, etc.

Burden of Disease statistics

  • Statistical measures relating to the burden of disease, including Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE); Life Expectancy; Discussion Papers. This is also where to find manuals, resources and software for carrying out national burden of disease studies.

Family of International Classifications

  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH)

Links to other sources of health-related statistical information

  • Links to other places within WHO having statistics by diseases or conditions. Links to national, health-related websites. Links to sources of health information external to WHO.

Other areas...

  • Health-related information in other areas..."


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