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.

Children under 5 years who are stunted  (40 kB)

Children under 5 years who are stunted (40 kB)

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Children under 5 years who are wasted  (39 kB)

Children under 5 years who are wasted (39 kB)

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Anaemia prevalence in children  (42 kB)

Anaemia prevalence in children (42 kB)

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Anaemia prevalence in women of reproductive age  (42 kB)

Anaemia prevalence in women of reproductive age (42 kB)

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TB patients with results for drug susceptibility testing  (35 kB)
TB case detection rate  (41 kB)

TB case detection rate (41 kB)

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Life expectancy at birth  (39 kB)

Life expectancy at birth (39 kB)

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Adult mortality rate between 15 and 60 years of age  (39 kB)

Adult mortality rate between 15 and 60 years of age (39 kB)

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Under-five mortality rate  (47 kB)

Under-five mortality rate (47 kB)

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