Global Health Observatory

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The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is an initiative of the World Health Organization to share data (through their website) on global health, including statistics by country and information about specific diseases and health measures.[1]

History[edit]

In December 2012, the World Health Organization announced that it was making improvements in its Global Health Observatory to improve its accessibility and usability by "specialists such as statisticians, epidemiologists, economists and public health researchers as well as anyone with an interest in global health."[2]

Themes[edit]

The GHO website is organized around themes. For each theme, key statistics are presented on the associated webpage, and more detailed data and reports are available for download. The themes include:[1]

Reception and impact[edit]

The GHO has been listed by many libraries and dataset listings as a go-to source for information on health statistics.[11][12][13][14] The GHO has also been cited in work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.[15]

GHO data has also been cited in academic studies on various aspects of global health, particularly for cross-country comparisons.[16][17]

See also[edit]

  • The World Bank data sets[18]
  • Gapminder, which compiles data on a number of indicators, including health indicators, from a variety of sources
  • Human Mortality Database, which includes information on mortality and causes of mortality, but is restricted to data built from official records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Global Health Observatory (GHO)". World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Global Health Observatory – the one-stop shop for health data". World Health Organization. December 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Mortality and global health estimates". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Health systems". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Public health and environment". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Health equity". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Urban health". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Women and Health". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Noncommunicable diseases". Global Health Observatory section, World Health Organization. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "World Health Organisation, Global Health Observatory". The Macro Data Guide. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Global Health Observatory (GHO)". OpenHealthNews. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Global Health Observatory (GHO)". Fondren Library, Rice University. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Global Health Observatory (GHO)". MCH Data Connect Dataverse. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  15. ^ Bartolomeos, Kidist (September 19, 2010). "The Global Health Observatory (GHO) Home for injury indicators?" (PDF). Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  16. ^ Hallal, P. C.; Andersen, L. B.; Bull, F.; Guthold, R.; Haskell, W.; Ekelund, U. (2012). "Global physical activity levels: surveillance progress, pitfalls, and prospects". The Lancet. 380: 247–257. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60646-1. PMID 22818937.
  17. ^ Adhikari, Neill KJ; Fowler, Robert A.; Bhagwanjee, Sathish; Rubenfeld, Gordon D. (October 19, 2010). "Critical care and the global burden of critical illness in adults". The Lancet. 376 (9749): 1339–1346. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(10)60446-1.
  18. ^ "Data". World Bank. Retrieved July 3, 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website