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World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs

Report and annexes

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. World Health Statistics 2016 focuses on the proposed health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It represents an initial effort to bring together available data on SDG health and health-related indicators. In the current absence of official goal-level indicators, summary measures of health such as (healthy) life expectancy are used to provide a general assessment of the situation.

Data visualizations dashboard

Dashboard of SDG health-and health-related indicators:

28 data visualizations giving an overview of the latest annual estimates by country and WHO region, and illustrating the scale of the challenge.

World Health Statistics 2016

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Life expectancy

71.4years was the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2015

Life expectancy at birth

Neglected tropical diseases

1.7 billionpeople need treatment and care for neglected tropical diseases

Two-page summary from World Health Statistics 2016

Household air pollution

4.3 millionpeople die every year due to air pollution caused by cooking fuels

Mortality from household air pollution

The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.



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