Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Health Equity Monitor

Leave no one behind! Let's balance the scales.

“Identifying health inequalities and their drivers is essential for achieving health equity”
WHO Thirteenth Global Programme of Work (GPW13)

Monitoring health inequalities is crucial to identify differences in health between different population subgroups. This provides evidence on who is being left behind and informs health policies, programmes and practices that aim to close existing gaps and achieve health equity. The WHO Health Equity Monitor provides evidence on existing health inequalities and makes available tools and resources for health inequality monitoring.

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RMNCH interventions

60% vs. 73%shows median coverage of RMNCH interventions in the poorest and richest quintiles in 82 countries (with a survey conducted between 2008–2017)


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Child malnutrition

34% vs. 20%represents median stunting prevalence in children aged five years or younger of mothers with no education vs. mothers with secondary or higher education in 75 countries (with a survey conducted between 2008–2017)

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Child mortality

68 vs. 54are the median under-five mortality rates in rural vs. urban areas of 47 countries (with a survey conducted between 2008–2017)



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