Source: WHO,17 May 2018
What: This year's World Health
Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGsis now published.
The WHO publication provides an annual snapshot of the state of
the world's health. The 2018 edition highlights that, while
remarkable progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals has
been made in some areas, progress has stalled in others and the
gains that have been made could easily be lost.
The latest data show that:
- Less than half the people in the world today get all of the
essential health services they need.
- In 2010, almost 100 million people were pushed into extreme
poverty because they had to pay for health services out of their
- 13 million people die every year before the age of 70 from
cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and
cancer - most in low and middle-income countries.
- Every day in 2016, 15 000 children died before reaching their
When: 17 May 2018, 15:30 CEST
Where: Available online at: http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/2018/en/
Journalists can access a short document with a selection of data
from the World Health Statistics to show progress towards the SDGs
For further information and interview
Alison Clements-Hunt, Mobile: +41 793 863 943, Tel: +41 22 791
1995, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org