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.

Malawi HDC CMED Presentation Intro 8 November 2018  (410 kB)

Malawi HDC CMED Presentation Intro 8 November 2018 (410 kB)

20/11/2018 12:25 410 kB

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit  (428 kB)

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit (428 kB)

31/10/2018 11:14 428 kB

This toolkit (also available at is a set of resources to optimize the analysis and use of data collected through routine health facility information systems, also known as health management information systems (HMIS). The comprehensive toolkit includes a series of integrated modules, which can be used individually or together, according to country needs. The toolkit includes the Data Quality Review Framework (, which is also the basis for a related tool available via the DHIS2 AppStore:

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary  (133 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References  (226 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References (226 kB)

16/10/2018 10:50 226 kB

Screenshot_Making_Numbers_Count.png  (244 kB)

Screenshot_Making_Numbers_Count.png (244 kB)

20/09/2018 09:48 244 kB

Kenya Health Facility Assessment Overview  (256 kB)

Kenya Health Facility Assessment Overview (256 kB)

17/09/2018 10:02 256 kB

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments  (1.17 MB)

Harmonized Approach to Health Facility Assessments (1.17 MB)

13/09/2018 08:17 1.17 MB

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer  (414 kB)

Standardized Health Facility Survey Modules Flyer (414 kB)

12/09/2018 12:42 414 kB

Tanzania HDC Coordination Group Terms of Reference  (189 kB)

Tanzania HDC Coordination Group Terms of Reference (189 kB)

12/09/2018 12:25 189 kB

Kenya Harmonized Health Facility Assessment Tools Review Workshop  (66 kB)
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