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.
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 Collaboration since its inception.
In many countries, the quality of data gathered at health facilities and capacity to analyse and use this data remains inadequate to support decision-making that will accelerate Universal Health Coverage. A number of partners, programmes and countries have been trying to address this problem through fragmented efforts such as single disease-focused facility surveys and parallel data systems. Now, HDC partners have come together to establish a harmonized approach to strengthening facility-based data quality, analysis and use.
The latest news on HDC partners collaborating in countries and on global health data tools and standards.
To solidify commitment from the government and partners to the Tanzania Health Data Collaborative, which was launched in September 2017, a communiqué on the Tanzania HDC’s six M&E priorities for collective action was signed on 7 February during a ceremony at the Ministry of Health.