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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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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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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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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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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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Jan 10, 2017

Reported National Level Stock-Outs of Home-Based Records—A Quiet Problem for Immunization Programmes That Needs Attention

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Global

Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for recording and communicating within primary healthcare service delivery. Unfortunately, HBRs are currently unable to fulfil their intended purpose in many communities either because the HBR is not functionally well-designed to serve its objectives, not made available, not fully adopted and/or not appropriately utilized by caregivers and/or health workers. This brief report describes the occurrence of nationally reported HBR stock-outs and HBR financing patterns during 2014 and 2015 across 195 countries reporting immunization system performance data to the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund.

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Nov 10, 2016

Report: Pneumonia and Diarrhea Continue To Kill Hundreds of Thousands of Young Children in Many Countries

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Global

A new report finds some progress in combatting pneumonia and diarrhea among young children in the nations most severely impacted by the two diseases, but they remain responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths around the world.

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Oct 13, 2016

VaxTrac needs assessment for development of SMS feature

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Benin

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 30, 2016

Save the Children: Further, Faster, Fairer

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Global

Progress in the coverage of immunisation services over the past decade has been impressive, with 86% of children globally now receiving basic vaccinations. However, there is cause for concern. Progress has recently slowed and the 2011–2020 Global Vaccine Action Plan is off-track. 19.4 million children under one year old – one in seven – are still excluded from the full benefits of immunisation. Further, Faster, Fairer shows that these excluded children are not evenly interspersed among other children who are being vaccinated. Instead they are concentrated in communities that are systematically excluded from progress.

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Sep 16, 2016

Cracking the Nut – Health: Lessons from the 2016 Conference


Global

The role of communities in building resilient health systems is complex and ever evolving. While two days is certainly not enough time to address all of the issues around communities and resiliency, Cracking the Nut Health was a great start. In the past month and a half, we hope that participants have taken the time to muse over the many discussions at this learning event, and started finding opportunities to incorporate these ideas into ongoing work.

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