Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative
The Bloomberg Data for Health initiative strengthens the collection and use of critical public health information. The Initiative will collaborate with up to 20 interested low- and middle-income city and country governments to: 1) Strengthen the quality of birth and death registration, including causes of death 2) Explore innovative approaches to non-communicable disease surveys and surveillance 3) Enhance use of data for maximum impact in policymaking and priority setting Data for Health approaches its goal in 3 ways as a roadmap to improving global health: systems, innovation, and communication. There is an emphasis on using data to identify opportunities, ensure accountability, and maximize the impact of limited resources. When combined, this will improve capacity in Ministries of Health to use health data to inform public health policy development and help 1.2 billion people across the globe live healthier, longer lives.