May 18, 2022

Reference: “Atlas of African Health Statistics 2016 – Health Situation Analysis of the African Region” Published Online by WHO

From the World Health Organization:

2016-05-26_17-54-52With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population. This statistical atlas provides the health status and trends in the countries of the African Region, the various components of their health systems, coverage and access levels for specific programmes and services, the broader determinants of health in the Region and the progress made on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

Each indicator is described in terms of place (WHO regions and countries in the African Region), person (age and sex) and time (various years) using bar graphs or maps, as appropriate. The aim is to give a comprehensive overview of the health situation in the African Region and its 47 Member States.

The main source for the data is the WHO-AFRO’s integrated database, based on the World Health Statistics 2013. Other UN agency databases have been used when necessary.

All the data and figures in this atlas can be accessed through the African Health Observatory.

Direct to Atlas of African Health Statistics (219 pages; PDF)

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