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BLN Post / Aug 10, 2018
This report presents the evaluation findings from data collected at baseline and midline of BID implementation in sampled health facilities from the first six implementation districts in Southern Province—Choma, Kazungula, Kalomo, Livingstone, Mazabuka, and Zimba. Data collection took place between November 2016 and March 2018. Read the full report.
BLN Post / Aug 10, 2018
The BID Initiative has released midline and endline monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports for Zambia and Tanzania.
In January, Zambia recorded over 2,300 cases of cholera nationwide, with the majority of cases reported in Lusaka. Cholera is a diahorreal disease that can cause death if not treated quickly; children are particularly vulnerable because the disease quickly strips the body of fluids, leaving the patient weak and dehydrated. The BID Initiative, in addition to other partners working with the MOH on child and maternal health, responded to the Ministry’s request for assistance with monitoring the vaccination process. BID helped ensure that workflows were maintained, doses were administered correctly, and recipients knew when to receive their second dose.
Resource / Sep 19, 2017
Presentations from the 2017 BLN Meeting in Zambia
From online banking, to a solar-powered Internet café, and electronic vouchers for the distribution of micro-loans, Zambia is undergoing a digital revolution that is dramatically influencing the growth of the country. More than 80% of Zambians have access to a phone, and 40% have access to 3G connectivity.
Participants reflect on lessons and growth, as the BID Learning Network gathers one last time in Zambia
Sometimes the best solutions have a deceptively simple answer, or the solution already exists. Peer learning networks are an opportunity for professionals working across a range of workplaces, sectors and countries to swap experiences, share best practices, and adapt defined solutions to their own contexts, so as not to reinvent the wheel. For the past four years, The BID Learning Network (BLN) has been a platform for this sharing. As the BLN convenes its final discussion meeting in Lusaka, Zambia this week, we caught up with one BLN member, Mbye Njie, EPI Capacity Building and Surveillance Officer for The Gambia, to discuss what the BLN has meant to him, since it launched in 2013.
Zambia is committed to building a smarter country with innovative tools to help improve the health and well-being of its people. The BID Initiative is one example of these ambitions. Through a series of data quality and data use interventions introduced alongside the government, health workers are able to better track their facility’s performance, patient volumes, and vaccine stocks, among other metrics.
Event / Sep 19, 2017
Between Tuesday, September 19 and Friday, September 22, BID Learning Network (BLN) participants will gather in Lusaka, Zambia for a final BLN Discussion Meeting. The meeting provides an opportunity for country representatives and various partner organizations to discuss the challenges and best practices around developing and implementing digital health strategies and improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.
Zambia’s First Lady praises progress as the BID Initiative celebrates improvements in data quality and use
On Friday, staff from the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH) and the BID Initiative waited eagerly in a grand ballroom. Staff dressed in colour chitenge fabric outfits or smart suits waited for the arrival of Zambia’s First Lady, Mrs. Esther Lungu and Dr. Chilufya Chitalu, the Minister of Health. Mrs. Lungu is an advocate for maternal and child health, and her strong stance on immunization supports BID Initiative’s objectives.
Today, the BID Initiative is celebrating its partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia, and the formal release of the Zambian electronic immunization registry (ZEIR). In a showcase event Zambia’s First Lady Esther Lungu, and the Permanent Secretary of the MOH, Dr. Jabbin Mulwanda, among other special guests will jointly celebrate progress toward fostering a culture of data use among healthcare workers (HCWs) to improve immunization coverage throughout the country.