Health Systems Database

Welcome to the Health systems 20/20 Health Systems Database. This easy-to-use web-based tool compiles and analyzes country data from multiple sources, provides charting options, and generates automated country fact sheets, helping users to assess the performance of the country’s health systems.

The Health Systems Database draws data from publicly available and internationally comparable databases. Sources are publications from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). More recent data may be available from other sources including in-country sources. The user contribution section of this tool is designed to capture and share such information.

The tool offers a user-friendly interface with several types of graphing and mapping features as well as a flexible data download system that provide key health systems information for any selected country. Comparisons with peer countries in the region and income group are provided, which allows for some benchmarking of performance. Country Health System Fact Sheets provide automated profiles, covering multiple health system functions, for any low income or lower middle income country.

The Health Systems Database complements the Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual (2012) and, therefore, it closely mirrors the framework and quantitative analysis presented in the manual. Key health system indicators are organized around seven technical modules: Country and health system overview, Leadership and governance, Health financing, Service delivery, Human resources for health, Medical products, vaccines, and technologies, and Health information systems. The Health Systems Database compiles and analyzes country data from multiple sources, provides charting options, and generates automated country fact sheets, helping users to assess the performance of the country’s health systems.  Country data from the Health Systems Database provides general background information and standard health indicators which inform research teams using the  Health System Assessment manual to conduct country assessments.