Since the mid-1980s, Member States of the WHO European Region have been reporting essential health-related statistics to the Health for All (HFA) family of databases, making it one of WHO’s oldest sources of data. As it is based on reported data, rather than estimates, the HFA family of databases is also particularly valuable.
HFA databases bring together the indicators that are part of major monitoring frameworks relevant to the Region, such as Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The indicators cover basic demographics, health status, health determinants and risk factors, as well as health care resources, expenditures and more.
HFA databases allow access to regional, national and some subnational indicators and metadata, which are visualized through interactive online tools in the Health for All explorer. Data, metadata, graphs and maps can be exported or shared online and on social media.
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
- SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
- FTE: full-time equivalent
- PP: physical persons
- PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.
The EPW measurement framework includes 26 indicator areas of high importance to monitor progress towards leaving no one behind. It encompasses a subset of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets and outcome indicators included in the GPW13 WHO Impact Framework as a basis. The indicators selected from this framework are then complemented with additional indicators found in other frameworks throughout the European Region. It also uses a concrete milestone to be achieved by 2025, to ensure that the measurement framework is well aligned with the European context.
Rehabilitation aims to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment. It is a cost-effective service that anyone may need at some point in their lives. Universal health coverage and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved without access to quality rehabilitation services without financial hardship.
For more information on this dataset, the wide range and high prevalence of conditions that are amenable to rehabilitation and resources that can support the strengthening of rehabilitation within health systems, please visit: http://www.who.int/europe/health-topics/rehabilitation
For more information on how WHO is assisting Member States in evaluating their existing rehabilitation services, and to expand them to provide accessible and quality rehabilitation programs, please visit: http://www.who.int/europe/health-topics/rehabilitation
The European Health Information Gateway is available in English and in Russian. A library of tutorials including videos is offered.
This dataset presents the prevalence and resulting years lived with disability of seven groups of diseases and injuries that are amendable to rehabilitation. All estimates are presented in cases per 100 000 population. For every graph, mousing over will display information boxes.
Select an indicator to explore the data. When selecting “See full graph”, bar charts for every year for which data is available (1990–2019) are displayed. The evolution over time can be viewed as a slideshow. The tabs “Graph”, “Table”, and “Notes” provide further options and information for exploring the data. Graphs can be downloaded as images with different file formats available using the triple bar icon in the top right corner of the graph. Furthermore, data can be exported in CVS or Excel file format.
Total prevalence and total years lived with disability are available as stacked bar charts. For each group of diseases and injuries, data is disaggregated by sex when selecting “See full graph”.
Health-enhancing physical activity
This dataset presents country information about health-enhancing physical activity policy implementation. It provides an overview of information on a group of indicators regarding physical activity monitoring and surveillance, recommendations, cross-sectoral approach, and national actions on several sectors such as health, sports, education, urban planning, transports, public awareness, etc.
Data has been collected by the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases at the Division of Country Health Programmes, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Sport Unit at the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission.
Data was published in the '2021 physical activity factsheets for the European Union Member States in the WHO European Region’, report available in English:
European mortality database allows age- and sex-specific analysis of mortality trends by broad disease-groups, as well as dis-aggregated to 67 specific causes of death. Data reach back to 1980.
The data is taken from the WHO Global Mortality database, available at: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/mortality_data/en/
HlthRes-DB provides a wide range of statistics on human and technical resources for health and offers data on non-monetary health care resources collected through the joint work of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and WHO/Europe. It contains indicators on human resources for health.
The European Health Information Gateway is available in English and in Russian. A library of tutorials including videos is available.
For every graph, mousing over will display information boxes. Select an indicator to explore the data. When selecting “See full graph”, bar charts for every year for which data is available are displayed. The evolution over time can be viewed as a slideshow. The tabs “Graph”, “Table”, and “Notes” provide further options and information for exploring the data. Graphs can be downloaded as images with different file formats available using the triple bar icon in the top right corner of the graph. Furthermore, data can be exported in CVS or Excel file
ENHIS is an evidence-based information system aiming to support public health and environmental policies in the WHO European Region. The system is an interactive database, composed of country-level indicators and regional assessments (fact sheets). The fact sheets also include information on how data is obtained and how the indicators are calculated. ENHIS indicators provide information on exposures, health outcomes and policy actions related to the environment and health priority areas for the European Region known as Regional Priority Goals (RPGs)
Monitoring financial protection in the European Region in the context of universal health coverage