About the Health Metrics Network

A global partnership

Established in 2005, the Health Metrics Network (HMN) is the first global partnership dedicated to strengthening national health information systems. HMN operates as a network of global, regional and country partners. As a country-owned and partner-driven platform, it assesses health information systems and sustainably improves them, through the use of the HMN Framework.


Reliable, complete and timely information is essential for public health decision-making and action, including policy making, planning, programming and monitoring. However, such information is rarely available in low-income countries. Sound data are also needed to ensure accountability for resources and to meet global objectives such as the Millennium Development Goals.


HMN mobilizes partners to strengthen health information systems and to increase the availability of information for decisions to improve health outcomes in countries.

Value statements

  • Information is central to rights, responsibilities, and results
  • An integrated systems approach
  • Country-owned
  • Partner-driven

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