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Resource / Sep 19, 2017

Presentations from the 2017 BLN Meeting in Zambia

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Building a “smarter” Zambia – the BID Initiative helps advance country’s digital revolution

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.

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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.

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A Smarter Zambia

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.

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Event / Sep 19, 2017

BLN Discussion Meeting: Lusaka, Zambia, Sept. 19-22

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.

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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.

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Zambia celebrates its progress and commitment to better data

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.

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An inside look at Zambia’s new electronic immunization registry

Back in February, I wrote about Ona’s visit to Livingstone, Zambia to work with PATH’s BID Initiative, the nurses in the health facilities, and other project stakeholders to collectively define a health information system that would ease the data collection and reporting burden of the nurses, while at the same time making their data more accessible and useful to them during their work. This week, Ona will release the next version of the app, as it scales in Kazungula and other districts in Southern Province, in partnership with the BID Initiative and the government of Zambia.

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Ona and PATH in Zambia for OpenSRP Immunization Project

Working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the BID Initiative is creating a culture of data use in the health service to increase access to immunization data and data-based decision-making to improve health outcomes for children. This will be done using tools such as a data use guide, data use campaign, supportive supervision, and the electronic immunization registry (EIR). Together with the MOH, we have partnered with Ona to implement OpenSRP as the immunization registry platform. The Ona team recently joined us in Livingstone, Zambia, to kickoff their work and visit a few health facilities where we will implement the EIR. The following post appeared on the Ona blog, detailing their trip and partnership with the BID Initiative and MOH.

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Rolling out change management interventions in Zambia

Since 2014, the BID Initiative has worked closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia to improve immunization data quality and use. To reach an immunization coverage of 90%, both groups knew that strengthening data collection, quality, and use would be critical.

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