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.


Regional progress report on the health and health-related SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a vision of healthy lives and well-being for all ages. This Progress report on health and health-related SDG sprovides an update on progress toward the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region's health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It presents regional trends between 2010 and 2022 for 50 health-related SDG indicators using available data from WHO and estimates from other United Nations agencies. The report reveals some successes at the country level amid a marked slowdown regionally, with setbacks across indicators on health, health risks and determinants, and access to services. We are at the halfway point for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: to reverse current trends and ensure the health and well-being of our population, we must take bold steps now.



Statistics and Themes

The Regional Health Observatory provides data visualizations in the form of charts and maps for key indicators. 

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Maternal mortality

41% of  

EMR countries still over 70 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 in 2020

Life expectancy

71.4 Years  

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

Health workforce

Over 18% 

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.