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Epidemiology and Biostatistics e-Resources

SEE ALSO: Epidemiology/Biostatistics Journals

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Public Health News

Nature Epidemiology

  • News and research compilations for the field of Epidemiology by Nature

W.H.O. Global Health Observatory

  • WHO’s gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), noncommunicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

W.H.O. Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)

  • serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infections.


  • Brings together several data sources on current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location on global and regional maps.

OpenEpi: Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health

  • free and open source software for epidemiologic statistics by Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.

CDC Epidemiology Training & Resources

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3rd Ed) (e-Book)

EU Health Statistical Reports

  • Statistical Health Reports by European Commission. Also links to more data which is available directly from Eurostat in its Online database.

IHME Global Health Data Exchange

  • The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. The Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) is a data catalog created and supported by IHME. It provide access to the world’s most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data.

OECD Health Data

  • Find country report and statistical data related to health

United Nations Data

  • The numerous databases, tables and glossaries contain over 60 million data points that cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research.

CDC FastStats A-Z

  • Provides quick access to statistics on various public health topics.

Finding and Using Health Statistics

  • A tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.

World Health Organization Country Statistics

  • Health stats about every country in the world

Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive (COBRA)

  • a scholar-driven repository of biostatistics working papers.

Data collection and analysis tools

  • Monitoring the health situation, trends, progress and performance of health systems requires data from multiple sources on a wide variety of health topics. A core component of WHO’s support to Member States is to strengthen their capacity to collect, compile, manage, analyze and use health data mainly derived from population-based sources (household surveys, civil registration systems of vital events) and institution-based sources (administrative and operational activities of institutions, such as health facilities).

Himmelfarb Library: Health Statistics

  • Health statistics research guide from George Washington University.

National Bureau of Statistics (Nigeria)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)

World Federation of Public Health Association

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