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:
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.
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.
The problem addressed in this systematic review is concerned with the broad domain of information systems (IS) for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), and how they have been influenced, or have the potential to be influenced, by information and communication technology (ICT)-based interventions.
Within the domain of public health, information obtained from civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) is critical, allowing tracking of individual births and building profiles of mortality and causes of death. These data play a fundamental role in planning and monitoring public health outcomes, as well as a broad range of outcomes in other policy domains.
The rapid assessment tool consists of 25 questions about how the civil registration and vital statistics systems function.
The Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is designed for use in developing training courses in civil registration and vital statistics systems.
The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Developing Information, Education and Communication pro:vides guidance to countries to help them to design and carry out information, education and communication activities in support of a comprehensive improvement programme of civil registration and vital statistics systems. It is produced as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems.
The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization provides guidance to decision makers and the relevant authorities of countries for the development and implementation of administrative electronic data-processing systems for civil registration and vital statistics systems.
The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance, Revision 1, has been developed as a companion volume to the revised set of United Nations principles and recommendations for vital statistics systems.1 It aims to provide guidance and assistance to national authorities in establishing a holistic system of civil registration, vital statistics and identity management. This is the first revision of the original handbook, which was issued in 1998.
The purpose of this Handbook is to help design and carry out self-sustaining, evidence based and measurable communication for development (behavior and social change) interventions to support a target country's overall improvement programme of CR/VS/IM systems.
This Resource Kit appears at just the right moment. The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is fast approaching, and health and development practitioners are engaged in a wide-ranging critical analysis of the progress made, the challenges remaining and emerging needs.