World Health Statistics 2017

Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Several countries have made significant strides towards strengthening the data they collect, including China, Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran, where 90% of deaths are now recorded with detailed cause-of-death information, compared with 5% in 1999.

Source: WHO

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By World Health Organization

Published: May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Last updated: May 18, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

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