Data collection and use in Global Fund grants: a multi-country report
The Global Fund 2017- 2022 strategy highlights the need to strengthen the capacity of countries to collect, analyze, and use localized, granular and gender and age disaggregated data to inform programming. Such capacity requires strengthening health systems including health management information system, human resources for health including actors’ capacities to demand, collect, and use these data. The lack of robust data makes setting priorities, monitoring and evaluating programs at national and community levels difficult. Indeed, setting priorities and monitoring the course towards their accomplishment implies deciding on a range of useful indicator that allows stakeholders to monitor progress.