Data and statistics

Neglected tropical diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. An evaluation of their significance to public health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases.

Global Health Observatory

WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation

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Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease)

99%decrease in the number of new cases of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) since 1989.

Analysis of situation and trends

Preventive chemotherapy

728 millionpeople were reached by preventive chemotherapy for at least one disease in 2011.

WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record, 11 January 2013
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Human African trypanosomiasis

76%decrease in the reported number of cases of human African trypanosomiasis from 1999–2012.

Analysis of situation and trends

Mortality and global health estimates

Essential health technologies

Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

Health financing

Health workforce

Service delivery

Health equity monitor

Women and health

Urban health


Risk factors

Health systems response

Infectious diseases


Global influenza virological surveillance

Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Injuries and violence

Road safety

Violence against women

Substance use



Substance use disorders

Environmental health

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health


MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines