Global Health Observatory (GHO) data


The GHO issues analytical reports on the current situation and trends for priority health issues. A key output of the GHO is the annual publication World Health Statistics, which compiles statistics for key health indicators on an annual basis. The World Health Statistics also include a brief report on annual progress towards the health-related MDGs. In addition, the GHO provides analytical reports on cross-cutting topics such as the report on women and health and burden of disease. Lastly, the GHO provides the link to specific disease or programme reports with a strong analytical component.

  • World Health Statistics
    WHO's annual compilation of data from its 194 Member States, including a summary on the proposed health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets.
  • Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs
    WHO report looking back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assessing the main challenges that will affect health in the coming 15 years.
  • Global health risks
    Comprehensive, consistent and comparable statistics and information on health risks at global and regional levels.