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Global health is improving, so is global health information

Yesterday we released World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs. This WHO flagship publication compiles data from the organization’s 194 Member States on 21 health-related SDG targets, providing a snapshot of both gains and threats to the health … Continue reading

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More than 1 billion people globally are living with high blood pressure

This finding come from a new study published last Tuesday in The Lancet, which found that the number of people affected by high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past 40 years: lancet.com/high_blood_pressre The study highlighted a stark contrast … Continue reading

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Progress in reducing child deaths: updated estimates of causes and trends

Despite remarkable progress in the improvement of child survival between 1990 and 2015, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 target of a two-thirds reduction of under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) was not achieved globally. A paper published last week examined updated … Continue reading

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Child deaths in 2015: much accomplished, but more to do

In 2000, world leaders agreed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDG 4 called for a two-thirds reduction in the under-5 mortality rate between 1990 and 2015. Today the UN Interagency Group on Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME), which my team … Continue reading

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Global life expectancy increasing at the frontier rate

WHO Department of Mortality and Burden of Disease coordinator Colin Mathers told Voice of America that astonishing progress has been made in global life expectancy. “We are estimating that over the 25 years of the Millennium Development Goal period, there … Continue reading

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Is the world achieving the health-related Millenium Development Goals?

We published World Health Statistics 2015 this week. It assesses progress towards the health-related goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available. The results are mixed. By the end of this year if current trends continue, … Continue reading

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Global health risks Russian edition

One of our most popular WHO reports has been Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks, published in 2009.  A Russian version has just been released by WHO, due to popular demand. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44203/8/9789244563878_rus.pdf This … Continue reading

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