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Detailed Mapping of the Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators to the 3 Reference WHO Classifications

Submitted by admin on 7 November 2019

Soraya Maart, Luisa Whitelaw and Warrick Sive from the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre based in South Africa participated in a study which was presented at the 2018 WHO-FIC Network meeting in Canada.

Sustainable development Goal (SDG) 3 (Better Health for all at all ages) is a central pillar among the UN SDGs. A reasonable representation of SDG3 includes Universal Health Coverage (UHC), one of the main targets of SDG3. The global reference list of 100 Core Health Indicators published by WHO and recently revised (WHO 2018) should function as a normative guide for the selection of standard indicators and their definition that “stakeholders and countries can use for monitoring in accordance with their respective heath priorities and capacity”. Among the 100 Core Health Indicators many, especially those grouped under the “Health Status” headline already incorporate the appropriate method of measurement chosen from the WHO-FIC codes (e.g. NCD mortality: ICD codes 100-199, C00-C97, E10-E14, J30-J98). Others however, especially those grouped among under Risk Factors, Health Coverage and Health Systems, lack such specific indication.

Both ICF and ICHI can provide categories and items useful to capture and summarize indicators within those groups. A group of FDC members ran an experiment of manually mapping items from the WHO-FIC to Core Health Indicators.

Download the poster presented at the annual WHO-FIC meeting in 2019