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Jul 21, 2017

The Power of Data

With better data, health workers can avoid stock-outs, identify defaulting patients, and better measure their performance against neighboring facilities. New tools and interventions introduced by the BID Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Zambia, are improving nurse workflows and empowering health workers to make better decisions about how best to deliver care.

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Apr 12, 2016

Better Data. Better Decisions. Better Health.

The BID Initiative is partnering with countries to enhance immunization and overall health service delivery by addressing data quality and use challenges. We are making a holistic investment in information system products, data management policies and practices, and users at all levels of the health system.

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Apr 12, 2016

Putting the Right Information in the Right Hands

The BID Initiative leverages sustainable and scalable solutions such as a national electronic immunization system and supply chain tools to put the power of data in the hands of health workers so they can do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

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Apr 12, 2016

Creating a Culture of Data Use

The BID Initiative is partnering with users throughout the health system to introduce policies and practices aimed at creating a data-use culture. From community micro-training videos to data use campaigns to targeted, supportive supervision; health workers are using data to make better decisions on service delivery and ways to improve care.

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Apr 12, 2016

Learning, Sharing and Scaling throughout Africa

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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Feb 29, 2016

Tanzania Field Visits – December 2015

While attending the December 2015 BLN Discussion Meeting, we visited various health facilities in Arusha, Tanzania where we are currently rolling out BID Initiative interventions. The field visits allowed us to speak with health workers to learn more about how BID is improving health service delivery and creating efficiency in their day-to-day work. We also observed the electronic immunization registry in practice and how BID is building a culture of improved data collection, quality and use.

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Feb 17, 2016

BLN Discussion Meeting – Arusha, Tanzania

Sixty participants from 17 countries joined our team in Arusha, Tanzania from 7-11 of December 2015, for a BID Learning Network (BLN) Discussion Meeting. The meeting provided an opportunity for country representatives and various partner organizations to discuss the challenges and best practices around developing and implementing eHealth strategies and improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.

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Aug 21, 2015

BID Initiative Rolls Out in Arusha Region Tanzania

The BID Initiative is now rolling out interventions to 253 facilities in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. A delegation from the Gates Foundation recently visited our testing sites to view rollout firsthand. Learn more: http://ow.ly/RcB9m

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May 28, 2015

BLN Design Collaborative Meeting – Dakar, Senegal

Participants from 15 Sub-Saharan African countries joined our team in Dakar, Senegal from the 26 – 28 of May for a BID Learning Network Design Collaborative Meeting. Participants discussed the design, development, and implementation of Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS) within the African context.

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Dec 5, 2014

BLN Design Collaborative Meeting – Lusaka, Zambia

Participants from nine Sub-Saharan African countries joined our team in Lusaka, Zambia from the 1 to 4 of December for a BID Learning Network Design Collaborative Meeting. Participants evaluated requirements and systems for collecting and using quality immunization data.

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