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.

Master facility list resource pack- for countries wanting to strengthen their MFL  (9.61 MB)

Master facility list resource pack- for countries wanting to strengthen their MFL (9.61 MB)

25/03/2020 16:45 9.61 MB

The Master Facility List (MFL) Resource Package was developed to guide countries through the process of establishing or strengthening their MFL. The MFL Resource Package describes the various elements that must be in place to have a functional MFL including a governance structure; a comprehensive, up-to-date facility list; and a software platform to house and share the MFL data.

RMNCAH Facility Analysis Guidance  (1.89 MB)

RMNCAH Facility Analysis Guidance (1.89 MB)

25/03/2020 16:14 1.89 MB

This module describes a core set of indicators for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) that can be captured through routine health management information systems (HMIS).

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guidance - Presentations  (7.67 MB)

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guidance - Presentations (7.67 MB)

25/03/2020 16:10 7.67 MB

Module 3: Guidance for tuberculosis programme managers. Notifications (numbers and rates).

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guide  (2.99 MB)

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guide (2.99 MB)

25/03/2020 16:09 2.99 MB

This module provides guidance on the analysis and use of routine tuberculosis surveillance data collected at the facility level. The module reviews core facility indicators and analysis, provides suggestions for questions on data quality as well as considerations and limitations for using the data and analysis.

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guidance - Exercise book  (1.17 MB)

Tuberculosis - Facility Analysis Guidance - Exercise book (1.17 MB)

25/03/2020 16:08 1.17 MB

This exercise book has been developed by the World Health Organization, with the support of grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Malaria Facility Analysis Guide  (1.69 MB)

Malaria Facility Analysis Guide (1.69 MB)

25/03/2020 15:42 1.69 MB

This module provides guidance on the analysis and use of routine malaria data collected at the facility level. The module reviews core facility indicators and analysis, provides suggestions for questions on data quality as well as considerations and limitations for using the data and analysis.

Immunization Facility Analyis Guide  (1.24 MB)

Immunization Facility Analyis Guide (1.24 MB)

25/03/2020 15:41 1.24 MB

Immunization coverage is the fraction of a certain target population that is vaccinated with a defined number of doses for a certain antigen or vaccine, expressed as a percentage. Coverage is the most direct measure of program performance.

Facility Analysis Guidance Exercise book for HIV programme managers  (1.18 MB)

Facility Analysis Guidance Exercise book for HIV programme managers (1.18 MB)

25/03/2020 15:41 1.18 MB

The exercises in this booklet are part of a package of materials used to develop skills in using routine facility data for by HIV programme managers at national and sub-national unit (SNU) level.

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance Exercise book - Tutor's guide  (1.14 MB)

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance Exercise book - Tutor's guide (1.14 MB)

25/03/2020 15:41 1.14 MB

The exercises in this guide are aimed to help leaners on the collation, processing, analysis and interpretation of DHIS2 data and triangulation with other data sources.

Facility Analysis guide for HIV programme managers  (0.92 MB)

Facility Analysis guide for HIV programme managers (0.92 MB)

25/03/2020 15:41 0.92 MB

The overall goal of this guidance document is to extend existing guidance in the 2015 WHO consolidated HIV strategic information guidelines familiarize HIV and HMIS programme managers with the tremendous potential of using standard dashboards to routinely analyse and use programme data to more effectively monitor and manage HIV programs.

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