New website for global health data
Une nouvelle ressource
accessible sur le Net facilite l'accès aux données mondiales de santé.
17 January 2006
GlobalHealthFacts.org is a new and freely accessible website with the latest
country and region-specific data on high-profile diseases such as HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis, malaria and other key health indicators. It was launched by
the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit, private operating foundation
focused on health care issues.
The website is designed for ease of use and flexibility. The data is
displayed in tables, charts, and colour-coded maps and can be downloaded for
The website helps sort and present data to answer such questions as:
- Which nations have the greatest number of people living with
- How many children orphaned by AIDS live in Uganda compared to
- Where are the regional "hot spots" for new TB cases?
- Which countries in Asia have the largest number of malaria cases?
- Where are other diseases, like yellow fever, SARS, and avian flu
- Which countries receive grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria?
The site provides access to detailed information on HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis, malaria, as well as data on demographic and economic
indicators, other emerging health problems and program funding, and
financing. New and updated data will be added regularly, and users can sign
up for free email alerts at:
Organizations are encouraged to link to GlobalHealthFacts.org. Linking
information, including an interactive map that other websites are free to
use, is available at
"With increasing attention to global health issues, it's essential that
discussion of these issues be based on reliable facts and information," said
Kaiser President and CEO Drew Altman. "With GlobalHealthFacts.org, we hope
to make data on critical issues like AIDS, TB, and malaria more easily and
GlobalHealthFacts.org is a companion site to GlobalHealthReporting.org,
which provides news summaries, webcasts, background information, and tools
for journalists on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
GlobalHealthReporting.org is also operated by Kaiser, with major support
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.