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World health statistics 2022: monitoring health for the SDGs

  • 25/05/2022
  • WHO

WHO’s World health statistics 2022 includes an analysis of the epidemiological evolution of the pandemic over the last two years, including the impact of excess mortality, along with a summary of disruptions to health services worldwide. The report also presents the latest data for more than 50 health-related indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals and WHO’s “Triple Billion” targets, and provides comprehensive country-level statistics for both burden of disease and service delivery for the first year of the pandemic. It shows overall increases in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy over the last 20 years, as a result of reductions in maternal and child mortality and in premature mortality due to noncommunicable diseases, which have both had a positive impact on global health.