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I think that the development of interoperable aggregate systems (HMIS, LMIS, HRHIS….) should be the first priority for countries working towards a unified national health information system. To do this, countries need to establish a Master Facility List, with unique identifiers for not only health facilities, but also unique identifiers for the aggregate levels (regions, districts, communities) within the health system as well. This is not just a technical challenge, but also a management challenge as well. Strong leadership is required.