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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Health situation analysis of the African Region

The Atlas of Health Statistics, 2012, which provides a health situation analysis of WHO’s African Region, is the most significant data output of the African Health Observatory (www.aho.afro.who.int). Now in its second edition, the Atlas is...

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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

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - The Health system

Health financing
Health workforce
Medical products and equipment
Health information
Health technology

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Specific programmes and services

HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Malaria
Immunization and vaccines development
Child and adolescent health
Maternal and newborn health
Gender and women’s health
Neglected tropical diseases
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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Key determinants

Risk factors for health
Food safety and nutrition
Demography
Resources and infrastructure
Poverty and income inequality
Environment
Science and technology
Emergencies and disasters

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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2012 - Progress on the Health-related MDGs

MDG-1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
MDG-4 : Reduce childmortality
MDG-5 : Improve maternal health
MDG-6 : Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
MDG-7 : Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG-8 :...

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Health Situation Analysis in the African Region. Atlas of Health Statistics, 2011

The African Region is one of the six regions in which the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborates with countries in public health. With over 730 million inhabitants in 46 countries (see Figures A and B), it accounts for about one-seventh of...

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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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