Public Health Informatics (PHI)-specific requirements¶
Globally-defined indicators and metadata are needed to support monitoring. In the absence of this, enhancements to SDMX-HD were needed to support:
- An incomplete harmonization process.
- Local metadata for interoperability.
Capacity-building, M&E, and International Reporting¶
An NGO imports an SDMX-HD indicator definition file into an existing application. It is now clear what data is required by national and international groups for reporting, including information on methodology, providing collection guidance. Prior to import, the existing application was modified to accept the SDMX-HD, including addition of a dimension required by donors not existing in the database. The data is combined and analyzed for all districts at the national level. In turn, data aggregated across countries at WHO, received via SDMX-HD enabling timely creation of a global report.