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Scorecards lead to improvements in completeness and timeliness of health data reporting

Most countries (including Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zambia) have integrated reporting ‘completeness’ and ‘timeliness’ into their scorecards.

Scorecards lead to data quality improvements in national health management information systems

Scorecards help countries identify DHIS2 data quality configuration issues.

Increasing attendance of antenatal care during the first trimester following scorecard analysis in Uganda

During scorecard discussions poorly performing indicators are highlighted and corrective actions are agreed upon, with timelines and responsibilities.

Video: Efforts made to eradicate malaria from the African continent

Under President Kenyatta’s leadership, African Union member states have made significant progress in the fight against malaria with 40 members states implementing national and subnational malaria scorecards in the past two years.

Guinea malaria scorecard overview

The Guinea malaria scorecard was developed from 3 to 16 September 2017 by the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene with support from partners.

Video: Engaging parliamentarians in the fight against malaria with the malaria scorecard tool in Tanzania

A video showcasing how Tanzania has used the malaria scorecard to empower MPs to use data.

Zambia malaria scorecard: Luapula Province case study

How the workplan tool helped Luapula improve partner coordination and alignment of malaria activities.

Burundi RMNCAH scorecard tool overview

Scorecard developed by the Ministry of Public Health in 2014. Partners include ALMA, ABUSAFE, Pathfinder International, PSI, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID and WHO.

How the inclusion of a new indicator in the ALMA scorecard has led to galvanized action in the fight to eliminate NTDs in Africa

In 2017, African leaders requested the inclusion of an NTD indicator in the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.

Use of country scorecard tools for accountability and action to accelerate the elimination of NTDs in Africa

National NTD scorecards are country-owned tools which use existing data to track the performance of priority indicators, selected based on country NTD strategic plans, disease burden and availability of reliable data sources providing routinely updated data.