Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Your guide to the Data-Informed Platform for Health

Your guide to the Data-Informed Platform for Health

13 June 2017
An animated guide on how to meet the challenge of local decision-making for maternal and newborn health

In low-resource settings the use of local data for health system planning and decision-making is often limited. What data there is may be of poor quality and a data sharing culture is lacking. Health administrators often have limited capacity to analyse and use data for decision-making.

The overall aim of the Data-Informed Platform for Health (DIPH) is to improve Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) programmes and services at state and sub-state levels. The DIPH brings together key district-level data on inputs and processes.

The specific objective of the DIPH at the district level is to promote the use of local data for decision-making, priority-setting and planning through the introduction of a structured decision-making process.

This animation provides the who, what, why and where of the DIPH, how the DIPH works and how the concept was developed through research by IDEAS and its partners.