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BID Initiative shares lessons and recommendations in new series of briefs

Sep 15, 2017

From its earliest days, the BID Initiative has been committed to sharing its learnings with others interested in improving immunization data quality and use. We recently launched a series of briefs summarizing our work alongside the governments of Tanzania and Zambia and our lessons and recommendations spanning seven key subject areas, ranging from the software development cycle, to change management, and peer learning.

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In August, BLN participants will travel to Chile to exchange learnings

Jun 26, 2017

This August, in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the BID Learning Network (BLN) will travel to Santiago, Chile to exchange lessons on electronic immunization registries and data management systems. The trip, planned for August 22 through 25, will mark the first visit outside of BLN countries. Chile’s Registro National de Immunizaciones, or RNI, was developed in 2009, following a vaccination campaign to curb the AH1N1 flu pandemic that ravaged South America.

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Data use champions help unlock success

May 11, 2017

One of the BID Initiative’s core values is to “learn fast, fail fast, share fast” and since BID partnered with the Zambia Ministry of Health in 2014, there have been many learnings along the way.

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OpenLMIS Version 3 – A Global Achievement

Mar 2, 2017

The release of OpenLMIS version 3 is truly something to celebrate – it is the result of an extraordinary collaboration of organizations and individuals around the world. Teams from multiple countries contributed technical requirements, defined business processes, and wrote countless hours of code for the latest iteration of OpenLMIS, a powerful, enterprise class logistics management information system (LMIS).

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Transforming behavior and culture

Jan 19, 2017

The BID Learning Network convened in Uganda in November for a design collaborative meeting focused on change management. Participants from across sub-Saharan Africa explored the Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model and how to transform behaviors and organizational cultures; learned from each another and BID Initiative experiences on what has been successful and challenging when implementing changes; and identified practical tools and strategies to facilitate change management.

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Unleashing Digital Health to Save Lives

Dec 8, 2016

At PATH, our digital health work spans the entire software development lifecycle from analysis of information systems to deployment and long-term use of those systems. We work across health areas, such as immunization, supply chain, maternal and child health, and insurance to identify and address information management needs and improve data-driven decision-making.

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Learning from VaxTrac in Benin

Aug 3, 2016

Last month, the BID Learning Network (BLN) undertook its first study visit to Benin, one of the VaxTrac implementing countries. Since 2012, VaxTrac, an organisation funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has piloted a tablet-based vaccine management system in 38 public health facilities; these clinics are located in urban and semi-urban communities across three districts, currently, the project has scaled up and is serving a total of 100 facilities across three health zones.

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BLN Focuses on Immunization Registry Development in Ghana

Jun 1, 2016

This week, the BLN is in Accra, Ghana for the third Design Collaborative Meeting. At this meeting, participants will learn from their peers’ experiences in developing and operating national health information systems and registries.

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Learning, Sharing, and Scaling throughout Africa

May 26, 2016

Through the BID Learning Network (BLN), many countries in sub-Saharan Africa participate in the design and testing of BID tools and interventions. The BLN enables peer-to-peer learning exchanges to ensure BID Initiative’s solutions will be relevant for and adopted by other countries interested in improving their health programs through better data and decision-making.

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Using Better Data to Protect More Kids

Apr 25, 2016

Did we vaccinate all the children we intended to this month? How many children do we expect next month and will we have enough vaccine supply in stock? How are we performing in terms of service provision?

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