Health statistics and information systems

Country monitoring and evaluation guidance

Strong country health information systems need to generation information on health informing planning, resource allocation and accountability.

WHO has developed guidance and tools on measurement, monitoring and evaluation.

Multi-country workshops are conducted to share experiences and enhance learning and disseminate standards and tools.

Health facility & community data toolkit

The aim of this toolkit is to provide an overview of best practices, innovations, tools and methods that are available to countries in support of strengthening the components of a health facility information system. The toolkit is the product of a technical consultation on monitoring results with health facility information systems, organized by WHO in collaboration with US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the University of Oslo in June 2014.

Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool

The Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) is a health facility assessment tool designed to assess and monitor the service availability and readiness of the health sector and to generate evidence to support the planning and managing of a health system. SARA is designed as a systematic survey to generate a set of tracer indicators of service availability and readiness. It has been developed by WHO in conjunction with global partners to fill critical data gaps in measuring and tracking progress in health systems strengthening.

Country Accountability Framework

The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health delivered its report with ten recommendations in September 2011. The multi-stakeholder workplan to implement the Commission's recommendations focuses on: (1) strengthening of country mechanisms and practices for better accountability for health with special attention for women and children in the 75 countries referred to in the Commission's report, and (2) the improvement of global accountability mechanisms and practices.

Latest country report

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.

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