Health and healthcare affect everyone. What sources do you use for news, research, or other health-related information?
I like the World Health Organization
(WHO) because it takes a global perspective and provides really interesting and accessible data.
For example, the WHO provides country profiles with basic statistics such as total population, life expectancy at birth, and expenditure on health per person. There are also outbreak reports and other news. Here's the profile for Angola
. And here's the profile for Australia
. It's easy to compare health data between countries. For example – sadly, the life expectancy for people born in Angola is 20 years shorter than for people born in Australia.
The WHO also has Facts in Pictures
features. Here's one about malaria
. And here's one about antimicrobial resistance
. And they have even more Fact Sheets
, like this one on the Top 10 Causes of Death
Of course, there are many other resources out there for reliable health information. Let's make a list of the best health and healthcare resources available online. Add your recommendations below!