By Tara Newton, Senior Communications Associate, BID Initiative
Dec 21, 2016
As 2016 comes to a close, we look back at the great progress we made this year towards providing countries with an adaptable package of solutions to improve data quality, collection, and use. Thank you for following along on our journey and we look forward to an exciting and fruitful 2017.
Nurse Oliver Mlemeta and her colleagues play a critical role in the success of BID Initiative solutions. Our team works closely with health workers at each facility in our test region and province to ensure health workers understand the suite of interventions and how each component works together to ultimately improve health worker efficiency and health service delivery.
Country participants gather outside of a health facility in Benin on the first BLN study visit to observe how VaxTrac piloted a tablet-based vaccine management system in 38 public health facilities.
We had the pleasure of hosting Melinda Gates from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at Magomeni Health Center in Tanzania. Our team and nurses explain the current challenges facing immunization service delivery and how the BID Initiative will help solve those challenges.
The BID Initiative team visits Mahatma Gandhi Clinic in Livingstone, Zambia. The Mahatma Gandhi Clinic was one of the first clinics to test BID Initiative solutions that will be rolled out to over 270 facilities in Southern Province, starting with Livingstone District.
Implementation throughout Tanzania’s Arusha Region is nearly finished with 241 facilities actively using BID solutions. We will expand to another region in early 2017 so stay tuned as we share our new rollout strategies and prepare for expansion to ensure the BID Initiative solutions are adaptable and sustainable in different contexts.
Happy holidays from the BID Initiative team!