Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Maintained/created by: World Health Organization
Geographic unit of data: International

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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 control, violence, injuries, alcohol, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, water and sanitation, maternal and reproductive health, cholera, child health, child nutrition, and road safety.

Data Notes

Users can generate tables and charts according to country or region, health indicator, and time period. Data can also be compared across countries. Data can be filtered, tabulated, charted, and downloaded into Excel statistical software. These data are also published in statistical reports covering topics including: Alcohol and health, Child health, Cholera, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal and reproductive health, Non-communicable diseases, Public health and environment, Road safety, Tuberculosis, Tobacco control. Data are derived from surveillance and household surveys. Years in which data were collected is indicated with these health statistics. Information is available for each WHO member country and international region. The most recent data is available from 2009.