The World Health Statistics series is the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The series is produced by WHO’s Division for Data, Analytics and Delivery, in collaboration with WHO technical departments and regional offices.
World health statistics 2019 summarizes recent trends and levels in life expectancy and causes of death, and reports on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. Where possible, the 2019 report disaggregates data by WHO region, World Bank income group, and sex; it also discusses differences in health status and access to preventive and curative services, particularly in relation to differences between men and women. Where possible, it indicates the roles of sex as a biological determinant, and of gender as a social construct, in accounting for the observed differences (Table 1).
The analyses presented are not exhaustive; nevertheless, it is hoped that the report will raise awareness of some critical sex and gender differences in health outcomes, highlight the importance of those differences in the attainment of the SDGs, and encourage the roles of sex and gender to be systematically taken into account when collecting data, analyzing health situations, formulating policies and designing health programmes.
To read more of the report’ click World Health Statistics Overview 2019