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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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Jul 29, 2015

Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health


From USAID, this report, based on a review of systematic reviews of the effects on health of HSS, presents a significant body of evidence linking HSS interventions to measureable impact on health for vulnerable people in LMICs. Making decisions on who delivers health services and where and how these services are organized is important to achieve priority health goals such as EPCMD, AFG, and PCID. The findings of this report document the value of investing in HSS.

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Jun 22, 2015

Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability

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The Roadmap articulates a shared strategic approach to support effective measurement and accountability systems for a country’s health programs. The Roadmap outlines smart investments that countries can adopt to strengthen basic measurement systems and to align partners and donors around common priorities. It offers a platform for development partners, technical experts, implementers, civil society organizations, and decision makers to work together for health measurement in the post-2015 era.

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Jun 19, 2015

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

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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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Apr 30, 2015

Saving Lives by Improving Global Immunization


Vaccines are one of the most effective public health interventions of all time—especially in developing countries,where many families cannot find or afford health care when their children get sick.

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Apr 23, 2015

BID Initiative April 2014 – March 2015 Annual Report

April 2015 marked the end of year two for the BID Initiative and our March 2014 - April 2015 Annual Report is now available! We are fully staffed in both demonstration countries with intervention testing taking place in Zambia and implementation starting in Tanzania. Please take a moment to read our year two annual report for updates on our progress and what we are looking forward to in year three!

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Apr 2, 2015

Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010

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Achieving universal health coverage and reducing health inequalities are primary goals for an increasing number of health systems worldwide. Timely and accurate measurements of levels and trends in key health indicators at local levels are crucial to assess progress and identify drivers of success and areas that may be lagging behind.

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Feb 12, 2015

BLN Webinar: Successful implementation of a Health Information Software


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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Feb 5, 2015

The BID Learning Network Grant Program


The BID Learning Network is structured with a small grant program to facilitate the advancement of Design country specific goals that are aligned with the BID Initiative priorities. The objective of the program ties into the overall goals of the BLN, including to experiment with projects in countries to determine their applicability; and then use this experience to inform national and global decision-making.

Read the full guidelines in how propospective applicants from Design countries can access these funds in the Grant Program section.

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Feb 1, 2015

The Economic Burden of Infectious Diseases


Most of us are aware that infectious diseases exact a large toll on humans around the world. Some diseases kill, others maim, and most cause a loss in productivity while the infected person is too ill to go about their daily life. We know that many of these infectious diseases occur in lower-income areas of the world. So that begs the question, what kind of impact are these diseases having on the economies of those lower-income countries if their citizens are experiencing a high burden of infectious disease?

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