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A man uses mHealth intervention "cStock" in Malawi

Countries and the international community through the Sustainable Development Goals have set themselves ambitious targets for improving health and social protection. But in many countries, basic statistics such as who is born and who dies or information on important indicators such as new infections with a virus or service coverage are lacking or patchy. Without a minimum of reliable and consistent information, policy makers cannot make educated decisions about where to target resources or which interventions work.

Germany provides support to countries in in improving their information systems (e.g. health management information systems, insurance information systems, civil registration and vital statistics). Together with other global health partners, Germany is aligning its support as a member of Health Data Collaborative.

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