Data for health and sustainable development

Working with countries to improve health data and build capacity to track progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

The health-related Sustainable Development Goals

Learn about the health-related targets of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

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The global reference list of 100 core health indicators

One of the first products of the Health Data Collaborative.

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From MDGs to SDGs: Global health in 2015

Taking care of unfinished business and embracing new challenges.

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Why do we need the Health Data Collaborative approach?

View an introductory presentation.

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slide 1- 50 percent

Only 50% of countries reported cause-of-death data to WHO in 2014

Slides 2 - 100 plus

More than 100 countries don't accurately count births and deaths


Donors request reporting on hundreds of health indicators that fall outside of priorities set by health ministries


Global health partners have developed at least 8 separate health facility survey tools collecting overlapping information


Fragmented health data systems hamper effective use of data during disease outbreaks


Many donors have invested in digital health data systems that are incompatible with software used by country health ministries