Selection of Global Health Indicators

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Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on how living conditions are changing over the long run. Here is a short overview of the history of global living conditions that introduces the publication.

Below are the world maps you requested. You can take the slider below the map to show the change over time. Clicking on any country will show you the change over time for that country.

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Mortality at a young age

The following map is taken from our entry on child mortality. The SDG goal is to reduce child mortality to less than 25 deaths per 1,000 live births in all countries.

Maternal mortality

It is one of the SDGs to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births. Switching to the 'chart' tab in the following visualisation shows that the global maternal mortality rate in 2015 was 3-times higher at 216 deaths per 100,000 live births.


The following visualisation shows the change in vaccination coverage (DTP3) and child mortality over time, country by country.