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 Presentation - June 2018  (372 kB)

Malawi HDC Presentation - June 2018 (372 kB)

22/06/2018 13:46 372 kB

Cameroon HDC Presentation - June 2018  (1.18 MB)

Cameroon HDC Presentation - June 2018 (1.18 MB)

22/06/2018 08:13 1.18 MB

Cameroon Reference List of Health Indicators  (2.55 MB)

Cameroon Reference List of Health Indicators (2.55 MB)

21/06/2018 13:29 2.55 MB

Kenya HDC Assessment  (824 kB)

Kenya HDC Assessment (824 kB)

08/06/2018 15:00 824 kB

Cameroon HDC Deep Dive Call Notes - May 2018  (395 kB)

Cameroon HDC Deep Dive Call Notes - May 2018 (395 kB)

31/05/2018 15:30 395 kB

Kenya HDC Progress Report 31 May 2018  (502 kB)

Kenya HDC Progress Report 31 May 2018 (502 kB)

31/05/2018 11:57 502 kB

Cameroon HDC Retreat Recommendations - May 2018 (English)  (494 kB)

Cameroon HDC Retreat Recommendations - May 2018 (English) (494 kB)

31/05/2018 09:45 494 kB

Cameroon HDC retreat recommendations - May 2018 (French)  (496 kB)

Cameroon HDC retreat recommendations - May 2018 (French) (496 kB)

31/05/2018 09:43 496 kB

Classification of Digital Health Interventions  (394 kB)

Classification of Digital Health Interventions (394 kB)

29/05/2018 11:52 394 kB

The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Historically, the diverse communities working in digital health—including government stakeholders, technologists, clinicians, implementers, network operators, researchers, donors— have lacked a mutually understandable language with which to assess and articulate functionality. A shared and standardized vocabulary was recognized as necessary to identify gaps and duplication, evaluate effectiveness, and facilitate alignment across different digital health implementations. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language for health program planners to articulate functionalities of digital health implementations. This Classification framework was developed by WHO, supported by the HDC’s DH&I WG.

Digital Health Atlas  (154 kB)

Digital Health Atlas (154 kB)

29/05/2018 10:31 154 kB

Developed by the WHO and global partners under the Health Data Collaborative, the Digital Health Atlas is a web-based platform supporting digital health technology registration and assessment; it can inventory and prospectively manage information about digital health products and deployments, including cataloguing maturity and scale, functionality, data capture, and interoperability. Different stakeholder groups can review, understand and track individual digital health investments, viewing each solution geographically and in relation to national plans and health infrastructure. For more information, please visit:

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