Getting behind country priorities
Many low-income and lower-middle income countries lack good quality data on a range of health indicators, and that is where the Health Data Collaborative will focus its work.
For example, more than 100 countries lack functioning systems for registering births and deaths, and only 28 of 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had a household survey between 2006 and 2013.
Our aim is that by 2024, 60 low-income and lower-middle income countries, and supporting donors, will be using common investment plans to strengthen health data systems, and that by 2030 countries will transition away from international assistance, with sufficient support for strengthening and sustaining robust health data systems.
That said, the Health Data Collaborative is open to all countries, to allow for countries of any income level to share experiences and learn from each other.