Countries and Regions
United Nations: Statistics Division
This United Nations (UN) website provides basic health data including life expectancy, infant mortality rates and child mortality rates for over 100 countries worldwide.
United Nations: Human Development Report
This website provides the full-text of these reports from 1990-present. These thematic reports focus on issues ranging from health to education to globalization to human rights. The site also provides a link to the Human Development Indicators database.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) website publishes health data relating to burden of disease statistics, health personnel, mortality and population. This site also provides PDF copies of the statistical annex to the World Health Report.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
PAHO is the regional office for the America’s for the World Health Organization. The data available on this site includes the Atlas of Inequities, Basic Health Indicators, Core Health Data, Country Health Profiles and Trends and Situations.
The World Bank produces many different publications relating to health and health care. A few of publications include:
- Health, Nutrition and Population
- Poverty (including poverty and health)
- World Development Indicators (HOLLIS E-resource)
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
The main UNICEF website publishes health-related data in the form of country tables. You may also search by indicator.
UNICEF: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
This UNICEF website publishes child health, nutrition and survival data, and maternal health data. The can be searched by subject, indicator or keyword search.
The US Department of Health and Human Services publishes this website. Data resources include country information, world health statistics, and fact sheets.
Demographic and Health Surveys
DHS assists developing countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Demographic and Health Surveys provide national and sub-national data on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted infections (STIs), infectious diseases, reproductive health and nutrition. Surveys have been conducted in 38 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, 7 countries in North Africa/West Asia/Europe, 4 countries in Central Asia, 10 countries in South and Southeast Asia, and 15 countries in Latin America and the Carribean.
Global Health Council The Global Health Council is a U.S.-based, nonprofit membership organization that has a goal to identify priority world health problems and to report on them to the U.S. public, legislators, international and domestic government agencies, academic institutions and the global health community.