Different country-focused health related publications that summarize the health situation for each member state in the region.Reliable and timely health information is essential for policy development, proper health management, evidence-based decision-making, rational resource allocation and monitoring and evaluation of the public health situation. While the demand for health information is increasing in terms of quantity, quality and levels of disaggregation, the response to these needs has been hampered because of fragmentation and major gaps and weaknesses in national health information systems.
WHO provides technical support to Member States to strengthen national health information systems and enable the generation of timely and reliable evidence to assess the health situation and trends, and the health system response.
Uses available data drawn from multiple sources, including figures provided by Member States, the latest World Health Statistics publications, the Global Health Observatory, and estimates developed by United Nations agencies including WHO. Every effort has been made to incorporate the most comprehensive and reliable data and to validate these data with countries within a very short time-frame. Historical data represent values collected and validated at the time (year) of publication.
The health and SDG briefs were developed for each country to monitor progress in selected health-related SDG indicators with a particular focus on universal health coverage and selected determinants of health. The briefs are published alternately with the health system profiles and, among other things, provide an overview of each country’s efforts in agreeing on national targets for SDG 3; efforts in incorporating SDG 3 targets in health policy, strategy, and planning; and existing partnerships in advancing the 2030 Agenda including health-related SDGs.
Health system profiles were developed for each country which provide an overview of health system performance and a summary of the challenges and priorities for health system strengthening towards universal health coverage.
Products aim to monitor progress in the health of populations. Reliable and timely health information is essential for policy development, proper health management, evidence-based decision-making, rational resource allocation and monitoring and evaluation of the public health situation.
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