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Availability of comprehensive information on service availability and readiness of facilities to offer quality health services is key in informing policies to achieve Universal Health Coverage. For this reason, Kenya's Ministry of Health, together with development partners and counties, has planned to carry out a Harmonized Health Facility Assessment.
Key health indicators in Garissa County in eastern Kenya have improved in recent years. Skilled deliveries for women in childbirth have increased from 23% in 2013 to 45% in 2017, and the number of children immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases has risen by more than 20% in the same time period. Improved health data is being seen as one of the important drivers of these advances.
Launched in March 2016, the Health Data Collaborative (HDC) was established to strengthen country health information systems to meet the challenge of monitoring the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals and boost the development of robust sustainable national health monitoring systems. This report is a cumulative look at the accomplishments of the Health Data Collaborative since its inception.