Atlas of African Health Statistics 2018: universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals in the WHO African Region

The 2018 edition of the Atlas of African health statistics describes the health situation and trends in the WHO African Region. Analysis is based on standardized data from the World Health Organization and other agencies of the United Nations, such as UNICEF and the World Bank. The focus is on the progress and performance of key health indicators during the last 5–10 years. Current or disaggregated data were not available for some of the indicators, which underscores the urgent need to strengthen data systems to improve the availability and quality of health data in the African Region.