Global Health Data and Statistics

Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. and the country’s increasing role in global health. They provide an online gateway for demographics, health and economics statistics around the globe. Some of the most useful features include:

  • Kaiser Fast Facts
    Provides quick and easy access to facts, data, and slides about the nation’s health care system and programs. This site also allows visitors to access fact sheets and online data/analysis tools that the Foundation created.
    Features more than fifty health related indicators across a wide range of areas and topics and an interactive map, with information in tables, charts, and color coded maps.
  • State Health Facts Provides the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation and budgets.

Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.

Tropical Diseases Research to Foster Innovation and Knowledge Application

This site is a web portal to help people identify and use vital information related to infectious diseases. The site aims to improve access to scientific information on infectious disease of poverty and provide health researchers and decision makers with a comprehensive resource about the best practices and authoritative summaries of research finding that have implications for their efforts to meet the challenges of infectious disease control.

Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA)

AiDA is an online directory of development activities worldwide. This inventory offers a quick overview of who is doing what in international development, where they are doing it, and with what funds.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Demographic and Health Surveys

Since 1984, the MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys) project has provided technical assistance to more than 200 surveys in 75 countries, advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries. The strategic objective of MEASURE DHS is to improve and institutionalize the collection and use of data by host countries for program monitoring and evaluation and for policy development decisions. MEASURE DHS is funded by USAID with contributions from other donors.


The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched a new internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.