23.05.2007

WHO publishes "World health statistics 2007"

"World health statistics 2007" is the most complete set of health statistics
from the WHO's 193 Member States. This edition also highlights trends in 10 of
the most closely watched global health statistics. It is the authoritative
annual reference for a set of 50 health indicators in countries around the
world.

This volume is also available as an online database. It shows:

  • How much money is currently spent on health in comparison to regional burdens
    of disease;

  • Projected patterns of major causes of death for 2030;

  • Gaps in reliable information, and how estimates of maternal mortality are
    made;

  • The diseases that are killing people, and those that make them sick;

  • The extent to which people can access treatment, the major risk factors for
    ill-health, the human resources underpinning health systems;

  • Health outcomes in the context of demographic and socioeconomic status of
    individual countries.

World health statistics 2007 is the official record of data produced by WHO's
technical programmes and regional offices. In publishing these statistics, WHO
provides the global evidence base for improvements and continued challenges in
global public health.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: World Health Organization