Health Inequality Monitor

Explore health inequality monitoring evidence, tools, resources and training

“Identifying health inequalities and their drivers is essential for achieving health equity”

WHO Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW 13)

Only 50% of countries have included data disaggregation in their published national health statistics reports.

SCORE for health data technical package: global report on health data systems and capacity, 2020

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The largest global collection of disaggregated data about health and the determinants of health.

Cambodia: Portrait of Ly Kanha, midwife and health centre malaria worker

Access a handbook, step-by-step manuals and statistical codes.

Read reports and articles with the latest evidence on health inequalities.

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Learn more about health inequality monitoring in free, self-paced eLearning courses

Health Equity Assessment Toolkit

This software application enables interactive exploration and comparison of health inequalities.

Use HEAT to explore the data within the Health Inequality Data Repository. 

Use HEAT Plus to upload and work with your own inequality data.

The toolkit helps you to easily explore patterns of inequality using disaggregated data and summary measures of inequality, to compare inequality between settings, and to create and export customized graphs, maps and tables.


Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT and HEAT Plus)

Tools and resources

A range of tools and resources to support health inequality monitoring activities. 


Inequality monitoring in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Monitoring inequalities in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) is an important part of efforts to promote equity....

Inequality monitoring in immunization: a step-by-step manual

The manual is an introductory guide to inequality monitoring in the topic of immunization. Aiming to build capacity for the uptake and improvement of inequality...

National health inequality monitoring: a step-by-step manual

The manual was designed as a highly accessible, practical reference to encourage and strengthen the practice of health inequality monitoring. Additionally,...

Handbook on health inequality monitoring with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries

The World Health Organization developed the Handbook on health inequality monitoring: with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries to provide...


Evidence on health inequalities at global and national levels across various health topics.

State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

9 December 2021
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Explorations of inequality: Childhood immunization

20 June 2018
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State of health inequality: Indonesia

14 December 2017
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State of inequality: Childhood immunization

16 December 2016
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