Health statistics and information systems

Monitoring the building blocks of health systems: a handbook of indicators and their measurement strategies

Publication details

Number of pages: 93 pages
Publication date: October 2010
Languages: English

Increased attention to the strengthening of health systems would not be sustainable in the absence of a sound monitoring strategy that enables decision-makers to accurately track health progress and performance, evaluate impact, and ensure accountability at country and global levels. This handbook describes a set of indicators and related measurement strategies, structured around the WHO framework that describes health systems in terms of six “building blocks”: service delivery, health workforce, information, medicines, financing and governance.