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Community & Public Health Nursing : Global Health

Population Data

  • CIA World Factbook
    Includes data for 266 countries/locations. Find information on history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
  • Population Reference Bureau
    Topics include population, education, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health. Data can be downloaded to Excel or displayed in a map, chart, graph, or table.
  • World Population Data Sheet
    Download the 2010 World Population Data Sheet (PDF) from the Population Reference Bureau.
  • World Bank
    World Bank Data Catalog provides access to data sets that include over 7,000 indicators.

Global Health

"World Health Statistics 2012"  World Health Statistics 2012 contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. This year, it also includes highlight summaries on the topics of noncommunicable diseases, universal health coverage and civil registration coverage.

Global Health Observatory (GHO): The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

Global Health Facts: an online gateway for the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health


Some projects combine data with maps using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to provide a geospatial overview and give geographic reference to the data.

In addition to providing geographic reference, the visual nature of these graphic representations makes them easier to understand for some users.

  • World Bank eAtlas of Global Development
    Includes 175 indicators for over 200 countries. This resource maps and graphs the indicators so you can visually track the progress over a period of time. For example, use it to see how life expectancy at birth has changed from 1960 - present in a particular country or compare several countries in a single graph.