Consolidated strategic information guidelines for viral hepatitis: planning and tracking progress towards elimination
The Consolidated strategic information guidelines for viral hepatitis summarize and simplify the overall approach proposed by WHO to collect, analyse, disseminate and use strategic information on viral hepatitis at local, subnational, national and international levels.
The document describes the use of strategic information at various stages of the response in the context of strengthening broader health information systems. Strategic information can be defined as data collected at all service delivery and administrative levels to inform policy and programme decisions.
It does not contain new guidance on strategic information for hepatitis. Rather, following advice from the Viral Hepatitis Strategic Information and Modelling Reference Group, the WHO Global Hepatitis Programme summarized, simplified and consolidated the guidance contained in existing documents on surveillance and monitoring and evaluation, and placed this guidance in the perspective of the national programme development cycle. WHO then pilot-tested a draft of this document during multiple country missions to ensure that it meets the needs of national programme managers.