Friday, December 14, 2012

More Global Health Data! The WHO Global Health Observatory

WHO Global Health Observatory (
More great news for people who love detailed global health data! Christmas really did come early this year.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is making improvements to their Global Health Observatory (GHO), a repository that is billed as "the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of up-to-date health data." Their goal is to provide access to a huge amount of health data (via a single web portal) that is easy to navigate and meaningful.
The site really is terrific; I briefly explored the site this morning to look at updated health data on Honduras (where our public health/ medical program is). The GHO site is easy to navigate and depicts data in an easy to understand, compelling way. The graphics appearing throughout this post were pulled from the site/ linked partner sites.

Rural sanitation
trends, Honduras

Under-five mortality rate, Honduras

Proportional mortality, Honduras (

Principle causes of death in Guatemala (Honduras data not available) 

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