Healthcare data resources

Below is a list of healthcare data resources that you can use for your own activities or events. There are useful tools that show information in a visual way for a quick insight, but you can also access underlying data (in some cases) to do analysis and interpret yourself. This is a working list, so if you have any resources that you think should be added please Tweet us for now.

COVID-19 data sources and dashboards

Note: The quality of sources or dashboards has not been verified. Please visit the South Africa Coronavirus portal for official data and information.

Mostly local

Mostly international

Healthcare services, locations and standards

Medicine and material access, pricing and procurement

Health and healthcare indicators

Medical scheme information

Nutrition

Communicable and non-communicable diseases

Environmental factors

  • Access to sanitation and water: E.g. in Limpopo using Wazimap you can find ward-level data on toilet type in Capricorn district from Stats SA 2011 Census. The more recent 2016 Community Survey data shows data at municipality level.

  • Other service delivery locations: schools, police stations xxxx, and Post Offices (SAPO & RPA) xxxx for social grant payments

  • SAAQIS air quality information system from the Department of Environmental Affairs

  • Resource Quality Information Services and WQMN from the Department of Water and Sanitation

Healthcare advice

  • B-Wise Health: A mobile-friendly health information tool including a clinic finder and advice on health issues.

  • She Conquers: Support campaign/ community for adolescent girls and young women with links to B-Wise articles.

  • MomConnect: An SMS and Whatsapp-based service to access information about pregnancy and child care.

  • NurseConnect: Maternal and newborn care information for nurses and midwives.

Tools and enablers

  • Open Data Kit (ODK): the Open Data Kit community produces free and open-source software for collecting, managing, and using data in resource-constrained environments.

  • GNU Health: is a Free/Libre project for health practitioners, health institutions and governments. It provides the functionality of Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Hospital Management (HMIS) and Health Information System (HIS).

  • Healthsites.io: the Global Healthsites Mapping Project is an initiative to create an online map of every health facility in the world and make the details of each location easily accessible.