Through its working groups, the Health Data Collaborative will produce numerous tools, such as data standards, measurement methods, health indicators and other resources that will support countries to collect, analyse and use more accurate and reliable health data.

Around the world, countries are faced with collecting data for numerous different donors using different methods and indicators. The tools we produce will help to harmonise those methods, easing the administrative burden on countries and ensuring they have better data, for better decisions, and better health.

We’re developing a one-stop shop for health information system standards that will include: 

  • Guidelines for designing measurement and evaluation systems within national health sector plans
  • A package of recommended indicators, data quality metrics and dashboards for collecting and analysing data at health facilities and in communities
  • Standards for integrating outbreak surveillance into routine health information systems
  • Harmonized set of survey tools for collecting comprehensive household health data
  • Resource kit to improve birth and death registration
  • Core health workforce metrics
  • Guidelines on designing health systems that talk to each other and policies for sharing data

Featured Documents

Five-Point Call to Action

The declaration from more than 600 health leaders at the 2015 Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Health, describing priority actions and targets for smarter investments and stronger capacities for health data.

Health Data Collaborative Operational Workplan 2016 - 2017

View the Collaborative's objectives and deliverables.

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators

A standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels.

Malawi Situation Room Presentation 8 November 2018  (1.55 MB)

Malawi Situation Room Presentation 8 November 2018 (1.55 MB)

20/11/2018 12:25 1.55 MB

Malawi HDC CMED Presentation Intro 8 November 2018  (410 kB)

Malawi HDC CMED Presentation Intro 8 November 2018 (410 kB)

20/11/2018 12:25 410 kB

HDC Country Case Study: Malawi  (70 kB)

HDC Country Case Study: Malawi (70 kB)

28/06/2018 11:26 70 kB

Malawi HDC Presentation - June 2018  (372 kB)

Malawi HDC Presentation - June 2018 (372 kB)

22/06/2018 14:46 372 kB

Malawi HDC Deep Dive May 2018  (305 kB)

Malawi HDC Deep Dive May 2018 (305 kB)

04/05/2018 19:07 305 kB

Malawi HDC Deep Dive January 2018  (427 kB)

Malawi HDC Deep Dive January 2018 (427 kB)

23/01/2018 14:19 427 kB

Malawi HDC meeting participants  (2.28 MB)

Malawi HDC meeting participants (2.28 MB)

19/12/2017 12:21 2.28 MB

Malawi HDC Meeting Summary  (528 kB)

Malawi HDC Meeting Summary (528 kB)

15/12/2017 16:16 528 kB

Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan II 2017-2022 (HSSP II)  (7.27 MB)

Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan II 2017-2022 (HSSP II) (7.27 MB)

06/12/2017 15:43 7.27 MB

Malawi HDC logframe  (210 kB)

Malawi HDC logframe (210 kB)

19/09/2017 15:56 210 kB

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