Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Progress on information for results

There can be no accountability without timely, reliable and accessible health information and data. Solid information at the country level is essential to measure and monitor results. ICTs can help enormously to disseminate and share information on results and resources for women's and children's health. Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 advise on what actions are required to move towards one sound country system that meets all data needs for women's and children's health.

Recommendation 1: Vital Events

By 2015, all countries have taken significant steps to establish a system for registration of births, deaths and causes of death, and have well-functioning health information systems that combine data from facilities, administrative sources and surveys.

Recommendation 2: Health indicators

By 2012, the same 11 indicators on reproductive, maternal and child health, disaggregated for gender and other equity considerations, are being used for the purpose of monitoring progress towards the goals of the Global Strategy.

Recommendation 3: Innovation

By 2015, all countries have integrated the use of Information and Communication Technologies in their national health information systems and health infrastructure.

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