WHO World Health 2020 Statistics

Sep 10, 2021


The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. In The Notebook we have done visualization of WHO report of 2020 stats.

Life Expectancy at Birth

North and South America, Europe, Japan and Australia have high life expectancies, in contrast with Africa which has very low, some lower than 50 years.

Doctors per 10,000 persons

The highest numbers of doctors are seen in Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan, with Cuba having the highest number, however, African countries have the lowest numbers.

Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Chronic Respiratory Disease

Maternal Mortality Ratio

Maternal mortality refers to deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. Central African countries as well as Afghanistan have a steadily high maternal mortality ratio over the last two decades.

Neonatal Mortality

Neonatal mortality refers to death of a live-born baby within the first 28 days of life. In this case it is measured per 1,000 live bearths