World Health Survey

The home page for the World Health Survey (WHS), a programme developed and implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to compile comprehensive baseline information on the health of populations. This site provides background information on the WHS, what it hopes to achieve, available modules, and how to register for this programme. Also links to the Nesstar-based WHO Survey Data Center and the WHO Survey results.

Spatial Coverage: 

Survey instruments, sampling guidelines and training presentations are available online


World Health Survey (WHS) datasets are distributed as compressed Stata files and  their metadata are distributed in the DDI format both as XML and as HTML

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.