World health statistics 2013
The World health statistics contains a wealth of information on global public health. Did you know...
• Every day, about 800 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
• In some countries, less than 10% of women who want to prevent pregnancy have access to any contraceptive methods.
• 80% of deaths from malaria occur in just 14 countries.
To find more interesting statistics:
70 yearsis the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2011Data analysis on the life expectancy
1.7 millionpeople died of AIDS-related illnesses worldwide in 2011Data analysis on the number of deaths
due to HIV
Improved sanitation facilities
2.5 billionpeople still lacked access to improved sanitation facilities in 2011Data analysis on the use of improved sanitation facilities
The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.