Insights and visualizations

Visual stories about health, wellbeing and healthcare driven by the data of the World Health Organization.


May 2023

World Health Statistics 2023: a visual summary

The World Health Statistics 2023 report summarises the trends in life expectancy and causes of death, and reports on progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets.



June 2022

Accomplishments in 2021: Celebrating milestones with our donors and collaborators

2021 was a remarkable year for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the  Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact (DDI). Amidst historic challenges, we made great strides to improve measurement, focus on results, and deliver impact. But we did not do it alone.


May 2022

Global excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, January 2020 - December 2021

A comprehensive view of global deaths directly and indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 2022

WHO Mortality Database: A visual summary

Mortality data is not just about those we have lost, it is about helping the living, too. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, counting the people who die – and how they die – is fundamental to global health. And, as WHO’s Dr Samira Asma adds, “Mortality statistics are a mirror of population health.”



December 2021

State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria: A visual summary

State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria is the first monitoring report devoted to systematically assessing the global state of inequality in the three diseases: A visual summary 



May 2021

World Health Statistics 2021: A visual summary

World Health Statistics 2021: A visual summary 20 years of health trends, improving global life expectancy.


May 2021

COVID-19 global excess mortality

Preliminary estimates of COVID-19 excess mortality for deaths directly and indirectly attributed to the pandemic.



January 2021

SCORE global report 2020

A visual summary of the SCORE global report 2020




December 2020

Leading causes of death and disability

A visual summary of global and regional trends, 2000-2019



November 2020

Data availability: A visual summary

A visualized overview of data availability in global health.


June 2020

The Triple Billion targets: A visual summary of methods to deliver impact

Measurable impact is at the heart of WHO’s plans to transform the future of public health.


May 2020

Health Data: A critical element to meet the SDGs

Are we leaving behind a better or worse world for future generations?


May 2020

Triple Billions: Targeting a better future

In 2017, WHO unveiled its 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13).


May 2020

World Health Statistics 2020: A visual summary

Are we leaving behind a better or worse world for future generations?