United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Users can obtain demographic, maternal and child health, and development information regarding countries with whom UNICEF works. Background UNICEF (United Nations Children Fund) is a non-governmental agency that works with governments, national and international agencies and communities to reduce the cycle of poverty in more than 150 countries and territories. UNICEF’s programs address child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, gender-equitable quality basic education, and the protection of children…

World Health Organization (WHO)

Users can access demographic information, strategies, reports and maps for each country. Topics include, but are not limited to: mortality, burden of disease and health systems. Background The World Health Organization (WHO) oversees the health agenda of the United Nations. The WHO provides leadership on global health issues; establishes the public health research agenda by catalyzing the generation, translation and diffusion of public health knowledge; establishes and monitors the implementation…

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Background Users can view and download reviews of scientific studies pertaining to interventions for specific illnesses or health care problems. The Cochrane Library is a catalog of reviews of interventions for specific illnesses or health care problems. The reviews contain summaries of scientific studies pertaining to the issue and intervention to inform intervention decision-making. Data Notes Users must create an account in order to access the entire review. Upon creating…

FastStats

Background Users can quickly get statistics on a variety of health topics, including: accidents, mortality, childbirth, anemia, drug use and marriage. FastStats is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides quick statistics on a variety of public health topics. Data Notes From an alphabetical list, users can click on a specific topic of interest and have access to the basic statistics. From there, users can click…

Global Health Atlas

Background Users can view statistics and generate cross-country comparisons pertaining to infectious diseases and health indicators in 193 WHO member states. The Global Health Atlas is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that provides information regarding infectious diseases in WHO member states. Health conditions include: malaria, HIV/AIDS, cholera, STIs, meningitis, and polio, among others. Data Notes Users can generate statistics regarding infectious diseases and health systems indicators…

Global Health Facts

Background Users can customize how data on a number of health indicators are presented, and the resulting tables, charts, and maps can be downloaded. Entire datasets are also available to download. Global Health Facts is a Kaiser Family Foundation website that provides global health data on the following topics: HIV/ AIDS; TB; Malaria; Other conditions, diseases and risk indicators; Programs, funding and financing; Health workforce and capacity; Demography and population;…

Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Background Users can find data on a range of global health topics like mortality, the burden of disease, infectious diseases, risk factors and health expenditures. The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database is the World Health Organization’s main health statistics repository. Data is available for 193 World Health Organization member states on topics including but not limited to: Health related millennium goals, mortality, immunization, nutrition, infectious disease, non- communicable disease, tobacco…

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

Background Users can view and download data regarding youth health behaviors and risk factors from a variety of countries (including the United States). The Global School-based Student Health Survey is developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNESCO. The survey is conducted in schools around the world and looks at the health behaviors of students. The information is used…

HIVnet

Users can customize data to gather information on the health care use of people living with HIV. Background HIVnet is an interactive data tool from the HIV Research Network at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It provides researchers, policy makers and public health practitioners with information regarding the health care use of people with HIV. HIVnet focuses on outpatient and inpatient care patterns in large HIV health practices.…

Indian Health Service

Users can download reports and fact sheets regarding the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Background The Indian Health Service, of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), addresses the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This website contains reports regarding health issues such as cancer, tobacco use, vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and behavioral health. Database Capabilities Users can download fact sheets regarding various health topics…