Health Data

United Nations -- Data on the health indicators related to the Millennium Development Goals is available at

World Bank -- The World Bank provides time series data for Health in its database, the World Development Indicators (WDI) and a separate health, nutrition and population data base at the same site. There is specific health data available at

World Health Organization-- WHO provides access to searchable data bases and other data sources on disease at The data displayed on the website pages is often only a sample. There are provisions for downloading complete data sets --the link is usually located above the sample tables.

UNICEF-- The organization provides a range of data at the country level, including access to demographic and health surveys (which require registration) at

Gapminder -- Gapminder is an innovative data presentation web site which provides dynamic views of data changes over time using bubble graphs. Graphs are available for economic, population, health (including HIV/AIDS), environmental, agricultural and information technology data. Raw data can be downloaded from the site and a desktop version of the software is available free. Users can customize graphs using existing data, but cannot add new data. Much of the data used is from the World Bank and UN organizations. Gapminder is at .

US Census Bureau -- The US Census Bureau has for many years been collecting data on HIV/AIDS surveys in developing countries. The Bureau provides free access to this data base, The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base at . Data can be downloaded in either ASCII or Lotus format. 

The DHS Program Spacial Data Repository -- On this web page the USAID financed Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program provides shapefiles at the national and subnational level of summary data from it's many surveys carried out in developing countries. The data and times of coverage vary from country to country and by type of survey. It can include nutritional data, demographic, HIV/AIDS data and other data. The data can be downloaded  at or For guided selection of data you can try

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)-- Provides spreadsheet data on risk factors for non-communicable diseases (body mass index, diabetes, height and bl;ood pressure) in developing countries at

GHDx-- Provides a selection of health related data at Data includes Global Burden of Disease and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data in various formats. Data includes estimate of national expenditure on health as well as spending projections.


UNAIDS-- UNAIDS has a main data page giving access to its reports and data bases at  The organization also provides a downloadable spreadsheet of time series data as an .xls spreadsheet at Subnational data is available for a number of selected countries.The data for different indicators is on different worksheets and the cells contain mixed text and numeric data (in many of the cells and the text characters must be cleaned out and the cells formatted as numeric before the data can be used for calculations). To download the spreadsheet click on the tiny "XLS" label on the top right of the "People living with HIV (all ages)" table.  Users looking for specific data by country can use the AIDSinfo Online Database For database users,a download of all of the data in the AIDSinfo Online Database is available at the "Download data in CSV format" label on the same page. The full download contains more than 200,000 individual records.

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