Monitoring health inequalities is crucial to identify differences in health between different population subgroups. This provides evidence on who is being left behind and informs health policies, programmes and practices that aim to close existing gaps and achieve health equity. The WHO Health Equity Monitor provides evidence on existing health inequalities and makes available tools and resources for health inequality monitoring.
- The Health Equity Monitor Database, a large database of disaggregated data, which currently includes data for more than 30 reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health indicators, disaggregated by six dimensions of inequality, from over 450 international household health surveys conducted in 115 countries in 1991-2018.
- Interactive data visualizations, that present data from the Health Equity Monitor database in an interactive way.
- The Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT), a software application for assessing health inequalities in countries.
- The Health Equity Assessment Toolkit Plus (HEAT Plus), which is the upload database edition of HEAT, allowing users to upload and work with their own database.
- The HEAT Plus Data Repository, which contains datasets with disaggregated data covering various health topics to assess health inequalities.
- Publications, including handbooks, manuals, advocacy booklets and reports.
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