Sep 18, 2017
Zambia is committed to building a smarter country with innovative tools to help improve the health and well-being of its people. The BID Initiative is one example of these ambitions. Through a series of data quality and data use interventions introduced alongside the government, health workers are able to better track their facility’s performance, patient volumes, and vaccine stocks, among other metrics.
Jul 21, 2017
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.
Apr 12, 2016
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.
Apr 12, 2016
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.
Apr 12, 2016
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.
Apr 12, 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
Feb 29, 2016
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.
Feb 17, 2016
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.
Aug 21, 2015
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
May 28, 2015
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.