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Global Health Data/Statistics

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. WHO collects and publishes a wide range of data used to monitor health trends worldwide. 

United Nations

 The United Nations is the intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, including work with international public health through the World Health Organization. 


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administers foreign aid and development assistance, with global health efforts focused around child/maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, and infectious disease prevention. 


UNICEF is the United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Data is collected through surveys of children and women around the world.

The World Bank

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries with the aim of reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

Department/Ministry of Health for Specific Countries

For some health data/statistics, you may need to consult the Department of Health/Ministry of Health for the specific country of interest. Some information may not be available in English.

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