Data and statistics

Monitoring the use of alcohol
The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. There are 60 different types of diseases where alcohol has a significant causal role.

Global Health Observatory

WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation

fact buffet

Harmful use of alcohol

2.5 millionpeople die from harmful use of alcohol
each year.

Global status report on alcohol and health

Alcohol consumption

58%of adults abstained from alcohol
in the past 12 months.


National alcohol policy

31%of Member States reported having a national
alcohol policy.

Alcohol control policies

Mortality and global health estimates

Health financing

Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

Essential health technologies

Service delivery

Health equity monitor

Women and health

Urban health


Risk factors

Health systems response

Infectious diseases


Global influenza virological surveillance

Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Road safety

Substance use



Substance use disorders

Environmental health

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health


MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines