USAID Launches Innovative Tool to Benchmark Health Systems

Dr. Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Health, recently launched USAID’s Health Systems Benchmarking Tool(HSBT) at an event in Crystal City. The HSBT compares low-, middle-, and upper middle-income countries on health system functions, outcomes and impact indicators.

“It is the ability to benchmark across countries, adjust variables, and produce data for planning, that transforms our ability to understand health systems,” he said.

Unlike other web-based tools, the HSBT is intended for use in the field. It can be easily downloaded and is not reliant on Wi-Fi or large bandwidth.

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