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World Health Organization – Global Observatory (GHO)

WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets.


This year, it also includes highlight summaries on the topics of noncommunicable diseases, universal health coverage and civil registration coverage.

Progress on the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Fact sheet N°290 –




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Table of contents

Part I. Health-related Millennium Development Goals
Summary of status and trends

Regional and country charts

Part II. Highlighted topics

Noncommunicable diseases: a major health challenge of the 21st century

Health expenditures and universal coverage

Civil registration and vital statistics systems

Part III. Global health indicators

1. Life expectancy and mortality
2. Cause-specific mortality and morbidity
3. Selected infectious diseases
4. Health service coverage
5. Risk factors
6. Health workforce, infrastructure and essential medicines
7. Health expenditure
8. Health inequities
9. Demographic and socioeconomic statistics
10. Health information systems and data availability



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