Publications

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2014 - Health situation analysis of the African Region

The African Region is one of the six regions in which the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborates with countries in public health. With over 892 millions inhabitants in 47 countries, it accounts for about one seventh of the world's...

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Atlas des statistiques sanitaires africaines 2012 - Analyse de la situation sanitaire de la Région africaine

L'Atlas des Statistiques sanitaires, 2012, qui fournit une analyse de la situation sanitaire de la Région africaine de l’OMS, est le résultat le plus important de l'Observatoire africain de la Santé (www.aho.afro.who.int). Maintenant dans sa...

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The African Health Monitor - Issue 14

Health systems and primary health care in the African Region.
A weak national health system can be viewed as an important contributor to poverty and inequity in the African Region. Persons who are in poor health less frequently move up and...

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The African Health Monitor - Issue 13

The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the populations of Asia, Africa and Latin America use traditional medicine to meet their primary health care needs. For many people in these countries, particularly those living in rural areas,...

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The African Health Monitor - Issue 12

The Ouagadougou declaration and the challenges of strengthening health systems in the African region. According to WHO's definition, a health system comprises all organizations, institutions and resources devoted to producing actions whose...

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The African Health Monitor - Issue 11

The Challenges of Achieving the Health MDGs in the African Region. During the last decade the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has published the African Health Monitor twice a year. The Monitor has strived to present to its...

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Overview

Overview of the Profile of the African Region
Overview of Progress on the MDGs in the African Region

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Introduction to country context

The African Region is one of the six regions (see figure 1) in which the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborates with countries in public health. With over 730 million inhabitants in 46 countries (see figure 2), it accounts for about one...

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Health status and trends

Life expectancy
Adult mortality
Child mortality
Maternal mortality
Death rates
Burden of disease