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Distilling immunization data quality and use evidence

Jun 8, 2018

Over 30 experts in immunization gathered last month in Washington D.C. for the Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) project. IDEA’s mission is to systematically synthesize, frame, and share evidence-informed learning and data quality and use best practices that improve immunization outcomes. This workshop was critical in discussing and distilling the evidence and other promising practices into practical and usable learnings that will be shared with the larger community.

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Pressing for progress: BID celebrates International Women’s Day

Mar 9, 2018

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the role health plays in setting a foundation for girls’ and women’s progress and success. It’s a chance to celebrate both the leaders and the ordinary women who contribute to change; and to emphasize the importance of gender equality. Investing in women’s health and economic freedom helps to break the cycle of poverty, raises Gross Domestic Product, and leads to lasting social gains. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, and comes on the heels of significant global movements, such as #MeToo, #NiUnaMenos, and countless others. During this year’s advocacy day we celebrate the many women within the BID Initiative family.

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Navigating digital transformation: 8 trends defining the future of global digital health

Dec 7, 2017

Whether on the political, scientific, or cultural front, the world today is in a state of flux. Reviews from BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, and Accenture highlight major demographic shifts, the increasing importance of technology in health, and the convergence of business and technical considerations. Digital platforms and solutions are emerging as a source of hope, inspiration, and connection.

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World Health Worker Week celebrates unsung heroes

Apr 5, 2017

They are caretakers, educators, neighbors, peers, and family. They are also a critical backbone for health systems across the developing world, providing life-saving services directly to communities, even in the most remote, rural areas. Health care workers (HCWs) are often the first, and sometimes only point of contact with the health system – particularly in low and middle-income countries. But with a projected shortage of 18 million health workers required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, HCWs are also often overworked and undervalued.

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Team Member Spotlight: Aziza Mwisongo

Aug 10, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Aziza Mwisongo, Change Management Advisor in Seattle.

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Team Member Spotlight: Reuben Mwanza

Aug 4, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Reuben Mwanza, Systems Implementation Specialist in Zambia.

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Team Member Spotlight: John Fulli

Jul 27, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about John Fulli, Change Management Lead in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Team Member Spotlight: Saumu Juma

Jul 20, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Saumu Juma, Implementation Coordinator in Tanzania.

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Team Member Spotlight: Tausi Kamaka

Jul 14, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Tausi Kamaka, Implementation Coordinator in Tanzania.

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Team Member Spotlight: Chipo Zulu

Jul 7, 2016

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Chipo Zulu, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)Associate in Zambia.

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