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Global

146 posts/resources View All

Latest Feb 13, 2017

BLN Webinar: Data Driven Health Delivery Systems at eHealth Africa

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Global

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “Data Driven Health Delivery Systems at eHealth Africa.” This webinar provides background and examples of ways in which eHealth Africa (eHA) employs technology and information systems to transform health care delivery.  Our speaker described how eHA has improved immunization systems through the use… >

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Tanzania

11 posts/resources View All

Latest Jan 30, 2017

Data Use Partnership: The Journey to Better Data for Better Health in Tanzania

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Tanzania

In 2016, PATH’s Digital Health Solutions program supported the Government of Tanzania in conducting a thorough landscape and gap analysis to identify the greatest opportunities to address key data challenges impeding health system performance. The process culminated in a government-driven data use investment road map for Tanzania. This report summarizes those findings and recommendations.

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Zambia

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Latest Jan 10, 2017

Sustainability of health information systems: a three-country qualitative study in southern Africa


Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Health information systems are central to strong health systems. They assist with patient and program management, quality improvement, disease surveillance, and strategic use of information. Many donors have worked to improve health information systems, particularly by supporting the introduction of electronic health information systems (EHIS), which are considered more responsive and more efficient than older, paper-based systems. As many donor-driven programs are increasing their focus on country ownership, sustainability of these investments is a key concern. This analysis explores the potential sustainability of EHIS investments in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, originally supported by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Albania

4 posts/resources View All

Latest Oct 28, 2014

BLN Webinar: Web-based Immunization Information Systems

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Albania

The Better Immunization Data Initiative Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar which elaborated on the establishment, use, and added value of a web-based Immunization Information System (IIS) in Albania.The talk covered the process of establishing the registry-based system, the opportunities it affords, and the challenges and constraints associated with the system.

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Angola

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Latest Jun 1, 2011

Annual progress report Angola 2011 for Gavi


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Benin

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Latest Oct 27, 2016

Webinar: VaxTrac Benin Study Visit – Reflections and Lessons Learned

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Benin

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “VaxTrac Benin Study Visit: Reflections and Lessons Learned.”

During this webinar, VaxTrac presents on common themes and implementation/scale-up challenges that were identified during the recent BLN Study Visit to Benin conducted between 11th and 16th July 2016. VaxTrac shares some of their relevant end-line evaluation results to show how challenges identified during the Study Visit have since been addressed, in addition to the lessons they have learned in the process of transitioning from an in-country office implementation model to a third-party support model.

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Burkina Faso

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Latest Jul 5, 2010

Burkina Faso EPI cMYP 2006-2010

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Burkina Faso

The comprehensive multi-year plan (cMYP) is a single plan which consolidates several immunisation activities. It is a key planning and management tool for national immunisation programmes. It addresses global, national, and subnational immunisation objectives and strategies, and evaluates the costs and financing of the programme in line with the WHO-UNICEF Global Immunization Vision and Strategy 2006-2015. GAVI requires countries to submit a cMYP along with the standard proposal form when applying for GAVI support (ISS, INS, and NVS). In 2006, over 50 countries had developed cMYPs using the WHO-UNICEF cMYP guidelines and costing tool. The cMYP replaces the financial sustainability plan (FSP), used to assess the funding challenges of a country's national immunisation programme within the broader health financing context and to describe the government’s approach to mobilising and effectively using resources to support medium- and long-term immunisation objectives.

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Cameroon

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Latest Mar 30, 2017

BLN Webinar: Immunization Data Management Systems – Challenges and Perspectives from Cameroon

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Cameroon

In this webinar, our speaker shared lessons learned from the process of developing and implementing the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Data Management System in Cameroon. The presentation explains the tools that were applied, the actors at play, and the approach taken. Our speaker discussed the challenges encountered during the process and changes made to overcome them by highlighting critical areas of prioritization.

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Congo

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Latest Jan 1, 1970

WHO eHealth Country Profile:Congo

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Congo

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Eritrea

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Latest May 13, 2009

WHO Eritrea eHealth Report

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Eritrea

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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Ethiopia

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Latest Sep 1, 2016

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand Generation Project in Afar, Ethiopia

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Ethiopia

This report describes a pilot project that PATH conducted in the Afar Region of Ethiopia that aimed to increase vaccination coverage through social mobilization committees and communication activities. It examines the challenges to achieving vaccination coverage in the region, provides success stories demonstrating behavior change, and best practices and lessons learned.

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Gambia

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Latest Oct 28, 2015

Webinar: Logistics management system in The Gambia

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Gambia

The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled, “Logistics management system in The Gambia.” The presentation provided an overview of The Gambia, one of the countries with the best immunization coverage in the West African region.

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Ghana

9 posts/resources View All

Latest Apr 16, 2015

Webinar: Rolling Out a Nationwide Web-Based DHIMS2 in Ghana

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Ghana

This webinar focused on the practical aspects of rolling out a nationwide web-based district health information system (DHIMS2) in Ghana. The presenters highlighted the opportunities and challenges as they have encountered them in Ghana, and elaborated on important lessons that they have learned. They addressed critical issues of implementing a maternal/child register and the webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in setting up immunization registries in an African context.

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India

1 posts/resources View All

Latest Aug 31, 2015

Diagnosing Supply Chain Maturity: Supply Chain Compass Tool Helps Three Countries

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Tanzania, Madagascar, India

An integrated supply chain is cost-effective, responsive, and reliable, and helps reduce stockouts. An integrated supply chain links all the actors involved in managing health products into one cohesive supply chain management organization. Countries typically move through an evolution process to achieve an integrated public health supply chain. While every country is different, the path to integration usually evolves, over time, through three sequential phases: (1) the ad hoc phase, where stakeholders have little common understanding of what the supply chain looks like; (2) the organized phase, where roles and procedures for basic logistics functions are clarified and sufficient financial and human resources are mobilized; and (3) the integrated phase, where people, functions, levels, and entities in the supply chain are linked and managed through an interconnected supply chain organization

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Kenya

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Latest Aug 6, 2012

Kenya Routine Immunization Overview

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Kenya

Kenya’s national immunization program was one of the most successful in East Africa in the 1990s.   In the last ten years, Kenya’s immunization coverage for DTP3 has averaged between 73% and 88%. The drop-out rate nationally was reported at 7% in 2009 (see graph below). Coverage has varied, however, between provinces–with some reporting DTP3 below 70% and with DPT1-DPT3 drop-out rates above 10%.  In 2008, a post-election political crisis destabilized the country, particularly in Western, Nyanza and Rift Valley provinces.  This resulted in interruption of health services, including vaccination, during that year.  There were also vaccine stock-outs in 2008 and the first quarter of 2009.  Additionally, the division of districts and creation of new districts (from 78 to 254) has resulted in problems with denominator calculations and difficulty in ensuring fully functioning District Health Management Teams and services in many of the new districts. The recent creation of two separate health ministries with split program functions has also resulted in managerial and financial complications for preventive services like immunization.

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Liberia

3 posts/resources View All

Latest Sep 22, 2016

Webinar: Development of a Health Information Systems Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience

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Liberia

The BID Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “Development of a Health Information Systems (HIS) Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience”. During this webinar, Liberia shares the lessons they have learned in the process of developing a strategic plan to develop the national health information system. The presenter describes the process leading to the development of the Liberian HIS strategic plan and give a synopsis of the plan. He further highlights the key lessons learned that need to be taken into consideration when one is developing a strategic plan of this nature. Consequently, this webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in planning for national health information systems.

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Madagascar

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Latest Aug 31, 2015

Diagnosing Supply Chain Maturity: Supply Chain Compass Tool Helps Three Countries

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Tanzania, Madagascar, India

An integrated supply chain is cost-effective, responsive, and reliable, and helps reduce stockouts. An integrated supply chain links all the actors involved in managing health products into one cohesive supply chain management organization. Countries typically move through an evolution process to achieve an integrated public health supply chain. While every country is different, the path to integration usually evolves, over time, through three sequential phases: (1) the ad hoc phase, where stakeholders have little common understanding of what the supply chain looks like; (2) the organized phase, where roles and procedures for basic logistics functions are clarified and sufficient financial and human resources are mobilized; and (3) the integrated phase, where people, functions, levels, and entities in the supply chain are linked and managed through an interconnected supply chain organization

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Malawi

1 posts/resources View All

Latest Jan 10, 2017

Sustainability of health information systems: a three-country qualitative study in southern Africa


Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Health information systems are central to strong health systems. They assist with patient and program management, quality improvement, disease surveillance, and strategic use of information. Many donors have worked to improve health information systems, particularly by supporting the introduction of electronic health information systems (EHIS), which are considered more responsive and more efficient than older, paper-based systems. As many donor-driven programs are increasing their focus on country ownership, sustainability of these investments is a key concern. This analysis explores the potential sustainability of EHIS investments in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, originally supported by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Mali

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Latest Feb 12, 2015

BLN Webinar: Successful implementation of a Health Information Software

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Mali

The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled Successful implementation of a Health information Software. In this webinar, the speakers shared Mali’ experience implementing health information software. The presentation took the audience through: the software identification process, including identifying and involving stakeholders and effective communication; key implementation steps; and software deployment and related activities.

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Mozambique

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Latest May 1, 2011

Mozambique EPI cMYP 2012-2016

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Mozambique

The Mozambique EPI multiyear plan for 2012-2016 highlights the areas of focus for the immunization programme over the next 5 years based on previous programme performance, priorities for the health sector as stipulated in the Health Sector Strategic Investment Plan (2010/11 – 2014/15) and the global and regional goals set for child survival. The Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on mortality and morbidity reduction and the WHO Strategic direction 2010-2015 provided the overall strategic framework for development of the plan as well as priorities set in the HSSIP.

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Nigeria

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Latest Jun 19, 2015

Webinar: Building real-time LMIS for the vaccine supply chain in Nigeria

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Nigeria

The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Building real-time LMIS for the vaccine supply chain in Nigeria”. This webinar focused on building an LMIS for vaccine supply in Nigeria with an aim to acquiring a simple but impactful system. The speakers shared the stepwise approach they undertook and how they redesigned their system, adopting automation where it made sense. They discussed the challenges they faced, how they addressed them and the important lessons they have learned in the process of implementation.

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Rwanda

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Latest Jul 9, 2014

The BID Learning Network Launches in Kigali, Rwanda

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Global, Rwanda

The BID Learning Network officially launched in Kigali, Rwanda on May 28-30th and brought together delegates from 13 different countries (Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia) as well as international partners (WHO, UNICEF, and GAVI) to connect and discuss strategies for strengthening national immunization programs.

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Senegal

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Latest Mar 30, 2016

Webinar: Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT

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Senegal

The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT”. This webinar describes Senegal’s experience with implementing DHIS2 and discusses interoperability considerations in relation to DVD-MT and DHIS2. The speakers highlight successes, opportunities for improvement, and the impact on data availability, quality and use.

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South Africa

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Latest Aug 1, 2014

Understanding the needs and wants of Community Healthcare Workers

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South Africa

This work builds on the recently published End Consumer Primary Research and aims to inform health and mobile stakeholders about the users of mHealth services in the public sector. The GSMA expects this market knowledge to lead to product design that is more aligned to the needs of users (consumers and health workers), greater adoption and achievement of economies of scale and sustainability, and robust partnershipsbetween public and private sector stakeholders that ultimately reduce the widespread fragmentation of mHealth services in South Africa.

 

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Uganda

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Latest Jan 31, 2017

Webinar: The Uganda eIDSR system

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Uganda

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”. During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a multi-sector approach. They share how they have engaged with different arms of the government and other local partners to build a system that is now attracting interest from external funders.

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United Kingdom

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Latest Apr 19, 2012

Measuring childhood vaccine coverage in England: the role of Child Health Information Systems

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United Kingdom

Child Health Information Systems (CHISs) are computerised clinical record systems which support a range of health promotion and prevention activities for children, including immunisation and screening. These systems are managed by child health departments in each local area and not all are interoperable. The establishment of systems which record and maintain accurate information on the entire population is critical to assess vaccination coverage at both national and local levels. These systems should have the flexibility to adapt to a continuously evolving immunisation programme, a mechanism to rapidly feedback to local public health teams for outbreak prevention and control, and the ability to mount a timely response to vaccine safety scares. The ability to schedule (call and recall) immunisation appointments has contributed to improvements in vaccination coverage both in England and elsewhere. While this has been achieved in England through multiple CHISs the development of a single national register would reduce the complexities of maintaining accurate and complete immunisation records for the entire population.

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Uruguay

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Latest Aug 26, 2009

Assessment of the quality of immunization data produced by the national individual registration system in Uruguay, 2006

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Uruguay

The nominal registration system of Uruguay's national immunization program (NIP) tracks administered vaccines on a paper form filled out after each vaccination and collated into a national database, thus allowing for individual follow-up. This study performed a comprehensive assessment of the quality of Uruguay's immunization data in November 2006 to evaluate the validity of the information and to confirm the high national immunization coverage reported by the program

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Viet Nam

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Latest Oct 1, 2013

OPTIMIZE Vietnam Summary Report

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Viet Nam

Between 2010 and 2012, Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology–National Expanded Programme on Immunization to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands expected as Vietnam’s immunization program continues to grow into the future. Optimize and Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology conducted four major activities under the project.  

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Zimbabwe

2 posts/resources View All

Latest Jan 10, 2017

Sustainability of health information systems: a three-country qualitative study in southern Africa


Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Health information systems are central to strong health systems. They assist with patient and program management, quality improvement, disease surveillance, and strategic use of information. Many donors have worked to improve health information systems, particularly by supporting the introduction of electronic health information systems (EHIS), which are considered more responsive and more efficient than older, paper-based systems. As many donor-driven programs are increasing their focus on country ownership, sustainability of these investments is a key concern. This analysis explores the potential sustainability of EHIS investments in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, originally supported by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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