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Championing the Health Worker: Meet Martha Mazana

Apr 8, 2015

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Did you know Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global disease burden but only 3% of the world’s health workers? Health workers are at the heart of the BID Initiative and in honor of World Health Worker Week, we take a moment to honor their commitment to improving health systems. Meet Martha Mazana, a health worker in charge at the Victoria Falls Clinic in the Southern Province of Zambia.

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Team Member Spotlight: Jamal Nassor

Apr 6, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Jamal Nassor, Office Coordinator/Senior Driver from the Arusha, Tanzania office.

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How Can Digital Behavior Correlate to Disease Risk?

Apr 3, 2015

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In a recent article on Reuters, a new study suggests “Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer.” Using search terms from Google Trends, the authors of the study uncovered a strong correlation with CDC’s measured estimates of disease risk from population data

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Team Member Spotlight: Fred Njobvu

Mar 27, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Fred Njobvu, Provincial Coordinator in Livingstone, Zambia.

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Team Member Spotlight: Monica Graham

Mar 20, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Monica Graham, Communications Manager in Seattle.

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Aligning with Partners on Health Data Quality and Use

Mar 17, 2015

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in Geneva sponsored by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to discuss their new data quality and survey requirements for countries. While the meeting focused on the communication of these requirements to countries and how to support them to meet them, the topic of how to address the overall need to improve data quality and data use (and not merely assessing it at the country level) was also continually highlighted. How can countries know their data quality and then create plans to improve it?

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Strength in Numbers: The Power Behind Peer Learning Networks

Mar 16, 2015

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The BID Initiative is designed with an embedded peer learning network, the BID Learning Network (BLN). Through this peer support and collaboration, participants are able to learn from the successes and failures in other countries, and build new solutions together so they can make faster progress towards higher immunization rates. Particpants have already and continue to share personal experiences, providing invaluable insight to the BID Initiative efforts and other BLN particpants through our Google Group discussions, webinars and in-person consultation meetings. The following post on the value of peer networks originally appeared on the PATH blog.

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Team Member Spotlight: Oswald Luoga

Mar 13, 2015

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

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Celebrating International Women’s Day in Zambia

Mar 6, 2015

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Annually on the 8th of March, Zambia, one of the BID Initiative’s demonstration countries, celebrates International Women’s Day, a day celebrated since 1964 when Zambia received independence. The aim of this holiday is to inspire women and celebrate women’s achievements. It is a time to reflect on progress made on issues affecting women, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary woman who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their communities.

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Resources: Information Systems for EPI

Mar 2, 2015

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I am honored and excited to present at the Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) on March 3-4, 2015, in Istanbul, Turkey. A program of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, this two day conference brings together over 300 participants and offers immunization manager members the opportunity to meet their peers in other countries, exchange information and best practices in immunization program management, and learn more about the professional support that IAIM offers them to help advance their management and leadership skills.

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