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World Health Organization

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2020 12:00 AM

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Health, life expectancy, mortality rate, maternal death, child death, epidemics, worldwide, suicides, homicides, violence against women, alcohol consumption, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Hepatitis, Cancer, Diabetes

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he World health statistics 2020 report is the latest annual compilation of health statistics for 194 Member States.1 It summarizes trends in life expectancy and causes of death and reports on progress towards the health and healthrelated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. Four indicators of emerging public health importance relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children have been included. These are part of the WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019–2023 (GPW13), which the 71st World Health Assembly approved in May 2018.2 The GPW13 is largely based on the SDGs and sets out WHO’s strategic direction until 2023. It also assesses the current availability of data for the indicators, and describes the data gaps and WHO’s efforts to support countries to improve health information systems. Regional statistics and highlights are provided in Annex 1, while countrylevel statistics for selected health-related SDG indicators are presented in Annex 2, along with the lists of countries in the WHO Regions

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World Health Statistics 2020

he World health statistics 2020 report is the latest annual compilation of health statistics for 194 Member States.1 It summarizes trends in life expectancy and causes of death and reports on progress towards the health and healthrelated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. Four indicators of emerging public health importance relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children have been included. These are part of the WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019–2023 (GPW13), which the 71st World Health Assembly approved in May 2018.2 The GPW13 is largely based on the SDGs and sets out WHO’s strategic direction until 2023. It also assesses the current availability of data for the indicators, and describes the data gaps and WHO’s efforts to support countries to improve health information systems. Regional statistics and highlights are provided in Annex 1, while countrylevel statistics for selected health-related SDG indicators are presented in Annex 2, along with the lists of countries in the WHO Regions

 
 

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