Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH)
The Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (EIH) works to expand the use of information for health, including data management, forecasting and scenario setting, using cutting edge information technology. EIH is also responsible for coordinating the monitoring of the health-related SDGs (U.N. Sustainable Development Goals). The Department gathers and provides strategic information and intelligence to develop and implement evidence-based policies and sound decisions on public health issues at all levels. EIH is comprised of two technical units: Information Systems and Platforms for Health (IS), and Health Analysis, Metrics and Evidence (HA), plus a specialized center, the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME).
Information System for Health is a mechanism for managing interoperable systems with open data that comes from different sources and that is ethically used to generate strategic information for the benefit of public health.