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Global Health

For researchers interested in advancing health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

Eck Institute

"The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. Members of the Eck Institute for Global Health are working to address global health challenges through basic and applied research."

International Health Statistics

  • CANCERMondial This website provides access to various databases containing information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide held and managed by the Section of Cancer Information (CIN) of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
  • Eurostat Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the EU with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Eurostat's role in international statistical cooperation is to present statistics useful with respect to:
    • Development policies
    • Relations with international organisations
    • Matters of common statistical interest with non-European regions or countries
  • FAOSTAT FAOSTAT, the statistical database of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is now available free. FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for 200 countries.
  • Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx-Data) A new catalog of the world’s health and demographic datasets from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
  • Global Health Hub  "The Global Health Hub is a 100% volunteer driven effort to provide an online gateway to news, commentary and resources related to global health and development from around the web."
  • Global Open Access Portal "The portal has country reports from over 148 countries with weblinks to over 2000 initiatives/projects in Member States."
    Open Access Repositories in Medical Sciences
  • HealthMap: Global Disease Alert Map Brings together several data sources on current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location on global and regional maps.
  • Millenium Development Goals - Statistics The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
  • United Nations Statistics Division Statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. Covers agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism.
  • World dataBank Provides download access to over 2000 indicators from the World Bank data sets including World Development Indicators.
  • World Health Organization WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.