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WHO Press Conference
Date: 15 May 2013
10:30 - 11:15
Organization: WHO
Location: Press room 1
Subject: Publication of the World Health Statistics Report 2013.



Publication of the World Health Statistics Report 2013.


The World Health Statistics is the definitive source of information on the health of the world’s people. Published every year by the World Health Organization (WHO), this publication contains a wealth of information on global public health from 194 countries.

These include statistics on such indicators as life expectancy, death and disease rates, risk factors that affect health, health expenditure and service coverage. This year’s issue includes a summary on progress made towards achieving the health MDGs.

  • Ties Boerma, Director, Health Statistics and Informatics, WHO
  • Colin Mathers, Coordinator, Mortality and Burden of Disease, WHO


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