Western Pacific Country Health information Profiles: 2010 Revision
The Western Pacific Country Health Information Profiles (CHIPS) is an annual publication comprising country profiles and health databanks for each country and area in the WHO Western Pacific Region. Each country profile provides a background on the country's demographic, political and socioeconomic conditions, health situation and trends, as well as a description of the health system, with an emphasis on analysis of health issues. It also provides information regarding the country's priorities, policies, strategies and resources to address health problems and improve the health and lives of its people. The 2010 profiles include a section on progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It describes the challenges encountered in achieving the MDG targets and identifies priority areas for action. Where possible, an assessment is given on whether or not the targets are likely to be met. Annexed to each country profile is a health databank, a summary table of indicators on the country's demographic and socioeconomic conditions; health status regarding leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and the number of cases and deaths from selected diseases; the health system as regards health workforce and infrastructure; health service coverage, such as immunization of infants; and status in relation to the health-related Millennium Development Goals.
CHIPS also includes a statistical annex which summarizes most information in the health databanks and other indicators on selected health conditions and practices, such as HIV and obesity, smoking and drinking behaviour, and child care. It also contains human rights, poverty and gender-related development indicators, as well as information on major emergencies in the Region over the last two years. However, as data reliability and data coverage may vary for each indicator and from country to country, caution is advised when making intercountry comparisons.Download CHIPS 2010, PDF version (13.1MB)docs/CHIPS2010.pdf