Eastern Mediterranean Regional Health Observatory

WHO’s gateway to health-related statistics for more than 80 key indicators for the countries of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Regional Health Observatory gives users online access to the annual data on regional SDG and core health related indicators and related publications, and presents comprehensive and reliable country-validated data.

In addition, the Health Observatory provides access to Profiles and briefs intended to serve as tools to monitor progress in the health of populations and health related programs. It also provides Statistics and thematic areas to highlight some key indicators using GIS presentations and infographics, and Metadata for all the core indicators to enhance country capacity to reliably report on the core indicators.

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Data Repository

The Data Repository presents health indicators' data tables for the region's 22 countries.Health indicators are accessible under the following groups :

  • Demographic and socioeconomic determinants.
  • Risk factors, life expectancy and mortality.
  • Burden of diseases.
  • Neglected tropical diseases.
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Health financing.
  • Health workforce.
  • Health information systems.
  • Availability of medicines and selected medical devices.
  • Service delivery and service coverage.

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Data repository

Tracking progress towards universal health coverage

WHO’s universal health coverage data portal shows where countries need to improve access to services, and where they need to improve information.

The portal features the latest data on access to health services globally and in each of WHO’s 194 Member States including EMR countries, along with information about equity of access.

Universal Health Coverage tracking
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Maternal mortality

31% of   

EMR countries still over 70 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 in 2017

Life expectancy

71.4 Years  

Is the average life expectancy in the region for both sexes.

Health workforce

Over 36%  

of EMR countries reported to have less than 10 medical doctors per 10 000 population

Hospital beds

About 18%  

of EMR countries reported to have less than 10 hospital beds per 10000 population

Profiles & Briefs

Profiles and Briefs

Different country-focused health related publications that summarize the health situation for each member state in the region.

Statistics & Themes

Themes and statistics

Visualizations, maps and statistics that represent the health situation in the region for key SDGs and core indicators.

SDG & Core Indicators

Core indicators framework

Framework for monitoring and annual reporting of SDG and core indicators of health situation and outcomes, risk factors, and health system performance.

Metadata Definitions


Technical definitions as well as recommended data collection and measurement approaches for each SDG and core indicator.