How countries will benefit

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.

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.

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance exercise book - Learner's guide  (903 kB)

Malaria Facility Analysis Guidance exercise book - Learner's guide (903 kB)

25/03/2020 15:41 903 kB

Transmission of malaria involves a complex interaction of five major epidemiological factors: parasite, vectors, human, environment and intervention. Consequently, the intensity of malaria is heterogeneous in space and time and its characteristics in one place may not be representative of that in a different, even nearby place, depending on the variability of the underlying determinants.

Integrated Health Service analysis - Facility analysis guide  (3.65 MB)

Integrated Health Service analysis - Facility analysis guide (3.65 MB)

25/03/2020 15:34 3.65 MB

Accurate and timely data are needed for countries to assess the state of a population’s health, to establish priorities and to track progress towards goals and objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Standards for measurement and analysis - general principles  (810 kB)

Standards for measurement and analysis - general principles (810 kB)

25/03/2020 15:33 810 kB

This module is relevant for different members of the health workforce including: (1) Policymakers and managers at different levels of the health system; (2) Monitoring and evaluation staff and analysts at different levels of the health system; (3) Trainers/facilitators who will support in-country training.

Systematic review of eCRVS and mCRVS interventions in low and middle income countries  (3.42 MB)

Systematic review of eCRVS and mCRVS interventions in low and middle income countries (3.42 MB)

25/03/2020 15:20 3.42 MB

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.

Move it: Report on monitoring of vital events using Information Technology  (2.35 MB)
Monitoring of vital events CRVS 2013  (691 kB)

Monitoring of vital events CRVS 2013 (691 kB)

25/03/2020 15:19 691 kB

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.

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