WHO in South-East Asia

Measurement and Accountability for Results

Measurement and Accountability for Results

Monitoring universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals demands strong, reliable data. This is the cornerstone of good decision-making about health systems and services. Countries must know, in sufficiently granular detail, the population’s current health situation as well as ongoing trends and patterns. They need strong civil registration and vital statistic systems in place and healthcare needs to be managed through a robust health information system that enables information to flow between providers and other stakeholders.

Health-related information and communications technology, or digital health, is a key enabler for achieving and measuring universal health coverage. WHO works in multiple areas of health situation and trend assessment. WHO’s Health Information Platform for the WHO South-East Asia Region, serves as a health data and statistics repository and a powerful analytical tool for generating data dashboards, charts and maps, of health indicators about the health situation and health systems of WHO’S 11 South-East Asia Region countries.

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