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 Health Observatory

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 at all ages. Addressing the health-related targets covered by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 cannot be achieved without also addressing many of the other 16 SDGs. Realizing this vision requires that we know where we are so that we can see what we need to do. The regional SDG progress report addresses this knowledge need.


SDG Progress Report

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.