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In most cases researchers have previously synthesized the health data of a country to produce a country health report. This report might be produced by the nation itself, by a regional orgization, or by an international organzation, but these are crucial sources of information for someone who is writing their own health report on that country.
Essential sources of health reports
Demographic and Health Surveys
The Demographic and Health Surveys Project is responsible for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on health and population in developing countries.
World Bank Documents & Reports
Covers World Bank activities and interests worldwide in agriculture, education, health, nutrition, infrastructure, etc.
HRH Global Resource Center
A global library of human resources for health (HRH) resources focused on developing countries. "Browse by Geographic Focus" drills down to individual countries' documents - look especially at "HRH Country Profiles", which provide health staffing and facilities information. A regional documents repository that overlaps with HRH GRC is HRH for Africa
Local and regional sources of reports and data
World Health Organization-African Regional Office Research, Publications and Library Services
Offers fulltext for recent books, "awareness bulletins", and links to indexing for fulltext medical journal articles published in Africa. Also offers fulltext documents - final reports, resolutions, and working papers - for periodic sessions of the WHO African Regional Committee, 2000-present (with final reports back to 1985). The searchable fulltext institutional repository for the regional office is WHO IRIS - WHO Regional Office for Africa
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
The UN ECA web site provides online versions of its statistical publications, as well as a considerable number of publications and research studies. Use the left side-bar links to explore resources (i.e., publications and documents), programs, and materials produced by the Sub-regional Offices.