Three online digital health platforms for tracking progress and maintaining accountability – the Immunization Agenda 2030 scorecard, the Global Financing Facility data portal , and the Countdown to 2030 country profiles – were discussed in a webinar on December 5. The recording is available online:
“Pictures speak louder than words,” said Chizoba Wonodi of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), noting that these data visualization tools are useful for communicating key information clearly and succinctly.
Jennifer Requejo from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and Johns Hopkins University moderated the event. She also published a commentary this week in Global Health: Science and Practice which discussed principles and best practices for developing these kinds of data visualization profiles and dashboards.
Three presenters demonstrated the dashboards and explained how to use them. Rose Weeks from IVAC presented the Immunization Agenda 2030 scorecard which monitors global progress on seven key indicators. Jessica Brown from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) discussed the GFF data portal, which draws data from multiple sources for each of the 36 countries which have GFF investment cases, to show how the country is progressing against the GFF’s logic model. Kaing Soe from UNICEF discussed the Countdown county profiles, which were first released in 2005 and focused on child survival, but have since expanded in scope to include reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, equity, and early childhood development.
Helen Kiarie from Kenya’s ministry of health said that it’s valuable to have high level data available in this format that enables regional and cross-country comparison. She discussed how these profiles can support strategic planning and advocacy.
Harmonizing Data Visualizations on Child Health and Well-Being to Strengthen Advocacy and Monitoring Efforts by Requejo and co-authors.
- Global Financing Facility data portal
- Countdown to 2030 country profiles for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, equity, and early childhood development