Violence and Injury Prevention

WHO launches a new tool for maximizing the use of mortality and cause-of-death data

WHO is pleased to announce the release of a new tool for analysing mortality level and cause-of-death data version 2 (ANACoD V.2) by the WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems. ANACoD V.2 is an electronic tool that provides a step-by-step approach to enable users to quickly conduct a comprehensive analysis of data on mortality levels and causes of death. The tool automatically reviews the data for errors, tabulates the information, presents the results in easy-to-use tables and charts, and provides the opportunity to compare the findings across countries.

ANACoD V.2 offers various analysis options including a module for five injury causes (road traffic, suicide, homicide, burns and drowning); child injury deaths (under 20 years of age); and firearm-related deaths, and has three levels: basis, advanced and lite. The enhancements provided by ANACoD V.2 over the previous version were made possible through funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bloomberg Philanthropies and technical contributions from the WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems and the WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability.