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Apr 27, 2017

BLN Webinar: Making the Case for Improved Immunization Data in Zimbabwe

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In this webinar, the presenter walked the audience through the Zimbabwe Expanded Program on Immunization (ZEPI) with a brief background and historical perspective. The speaker shared lessons learned in the process of implementing the EPI program and its integration into the national health information and surveillance system.

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Mar 30, 2017

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

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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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Feb 27, 2017

BLN Design Meeting Report (Uganda)

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The BLN design meeting in Uganda brought together Ministry of Health (MOH) representatives from 15 sub-Saharan African countries (full list in Annex 2). The participants included those involved in country Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) programs as well as management/policy-level personnel. The focus of the meeting was change management. View the meeting report below.

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Feb 13, 2017

BLN Webinar: Data Driven Health Delivery Systems at eHealth Africa

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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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Jan 31, 2017

Webinar: The Uganda eIDSR system

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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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Oct 13, 2016

VaxTrac needs assessment for development of SMS feature

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VaxTrac's study of the effectiveness of strategies and methods for providing immunization reminders to parents and guardians of children in Benin. The objective of the study was to understand how vaccination reminders are currently used and how they may be used to remind guardians, health agents or relais of upcoming or missed vaccination sessions. Appointment reminders can be a simple and inexpensive way to provide information to parents that increases schedule adherence, immunization coverage, and the number of fully immunized children.

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Sep 13, 2016

The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country Survey

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This global survey builds on previous studies of vaccines' perceived importance, safety, effectiveness, and religious compatibility. The worldwide survey investigates attitudes towards vaccines on an unprecedented scale, interviewing 65,819 respondents across 67 countries. This can help inform public health agendas by highlighting national and regional variations in attitudes towards vaccines; for example, that the European region is the least confident region towards vaccine safety.

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Sep 1, 2016

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

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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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Jun 23, 2016

Webinar: Scaling Up Registries: The OpenMRS Opportunity

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The promise of digital technologies has seen multiple systems and millions of dollars invested for health information system in Sub-Saharan Africa. After overcoming barriers of infrastructure, technology, and connectivity, few of these systems have been able to directly impact patient care.

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Mar 10, 2016

BID Learning Network (BLN) Study Visit Concept Note & Application


In support of the BID Learning Network (BLN) goals, the BLN launched study visits to enable peers to learn from other projects in a manner that not only allows the transfer of knowledge and skills among them, but also enables a fostering of professional relationships among people working on solutions that address similar problems.

Please find further details in the Concept Note which elaborates on the objectives, approach and key expected accomplishments of the BLN study visits.

If interested, please use the application form to apply.

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