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WHO, Partners To Adopt Strategic Plan For Improved Health Information Systems, Global Health Monitoring

U.N. News Centre: In Washington, U.N. health agency and partners convene summit on improving health data
“With more two-thirds of the world’s population living in countries that do not produce reliable statistics on mortality by age, sex, and cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are leading an international collaboration in measurement and accountability for global public health over the next 15 years…” (6/9).

WHO: WHO and partners align on new way forward to measure impact of country health programs
“…Dozens of global health leaders from governments, multilaterals, academia, research institutions, and civil society will endorse The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability and a 5-Point Call to Action, which outline a shared strategic approach and priority actions and targets that countries and development partners can use to put effective health monitoring plans in place to strengthen health information systems…” (6/9).

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