The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are an ambitious set of targets adopted by world leaders in 2015 that envision a world with zero poverty, shared prosperity and security, and where no one is left behind.
The Health Data Collaborative exists to empower countries to achieve the targets set out in the health-related goals, especially but not exclusively those in Goal 3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages.
Achieving these goals will require accurate and timely data in order to understand how much work needs to be done, to stay on track, and to keep leaders accountable.
But around the world today, many countries don’t count who is born, who dies, and other important details about people’s health. Health data is often fragmented and piecemeal.
That makes it harder to make good decisions about where to target resources to improve health and help people to live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
The Health Data Collaborative will address those challenges by getting global health partners to align their financial and technical resources around a common agenda for measurement and accountability.