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.

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance exercise book - Learner's guide  (903 kB)

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance exercise book - Learner's guide (903 kB)

25/03/2020 15:41 903 kB

Transmission of malaria involves a complex interaction of five major epidemiological factors: parasite, vectors, human, environment and intervention. Consequently, the intensity of malaria is heterogeneous in space and time and its characteristics in one place may not be representative of that in a different, even nearby place, depending on the variability of the underlying determinants.

Integrated Health Service analysis - Facility analysis guide  (3.65 MB)

Integrated Health Service analysis - Facility analysis guide (3.65 MB)

25/03/2020 15:34 3.65 MB

Accurate and timely data are needed for countries to assess the state of a population’s health, to establish priorities and to track progress towards goals and objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Standards for measurement and analysis - general principles  (810 kB)

Standards for measurement and analysis - general principles (810 kB)

25/03/2020 15:33 810 kB

This module is relevant for different members of the health workforce including: (1) Policymakers and managers at different levels of the health system; (2) Monitoring and evaluation staff and analysts at different levels of the health system; (3) Trainers/facilitators who will support in-country training.

Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) presentation  (2.52 MB)

Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) presentation (2.52 MB)

25/03/2020 14:38 2.52 MB

A methodology for measuring health systems strengthening.

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit  (428 kB)

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit (428 kB)

31/10/2018 11:14 428 kB

This toolkit (also available at http://www.who.int/healthinfo/tools_data_analysis_routine_facility/en/) is a set of resources to optimize the analysis and use of data collected through routine health facility information systems, also known as health management information systems (HMIS). The comprehensive toolkit includes a series of integrated modules, which can be used individually or together, according to country needs. The toolkit includes the Data Quality Review Framework (https://www.who.int/healthinfo/tools_data_analysis/en/), which is also the basis for a related tool available via the DHIS2 AppStore: https://play.dhis2.org/appstore/app/rFDeB5LLQmi

Kenya Health Facility Assessment Overview  (256 kB)

Kenya Health Facility Assessment Overview (256 kB)

17/09/2018 11:02 256 kB

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments  (1.17 MB)

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments (1.17 MB)

13/09/2018 09:17 1.17 MB

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer  (414 kB)

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer (414 kB)

12/09/2018 13:42 414 kB

Implementation Plan for Kenya Harmonized Health Facility Assessment  (152 kB)
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