Publications

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World Health Statistics 2018: Monitoring health for the SDGs

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators.

It also links to the three SDG-aligned strategic priorities of the WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work: achieving universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.

Journals

  • The African Health Monitor
    Web platform for data and statistics, analysis and synthesis of information to support countries establish national or sub-national health observatories.
  • Public Health Panaroma
    Lessons learned from the field, as well as original research work, to facilitate the use of evidence and good practice for public health action.