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Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

Original story at World Health Organization• 3 mentions • 7 days ago

World Health Organization 7 days ago

 
Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of the estimated 56 million deaths globally in 2015, 27 million were registered with a cause of death, according to WHO’s annual World Health Statistics. In 2005, only about a third of deaths had a recorded cause. Several countries have made significant strides towards strengthening the data they collect, including China, Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran, where 90% of deaths are now recorded ...
 
 
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17 May
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More on progress towards universal health coverage & #globalgoals here: https://t.co/WZthXZMJ36 https://t.co/dNYYWNIQyj
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RT @WHO: World #HealthStatistics 2017: More than half of all deaths globally don’t have a recorded cause https://t.co/37ySbLwIrU #HealthDat…
17 May
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Of the estimated 56 million deaths globally in 2015, 27 million were registered with a cause of death https://t.co/37ySbLwIrU #HealthData