Developing What Works Best
BID Learning Network
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OUR
BELIEF

Better data,
plus better
decisions
will lead to
better health
outcomes.

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RECOMMENDATIONS
AND LESSONS LEARNED

Collaborating
to improve
data quality
and use.

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BID
LEARNING
NETWORK

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Meeting.

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OUR
VISION

Countries’
health services
are empowered
by improved
data collection,
quality and use.

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BID INITIATIVE
PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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look at BID
in the field
and BLN
meetings.

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News From The
BID Learning Network

Feb 20, 2019

BLN Webinar: Introducing the BID Learning Network Data Quality and Use Collaborative

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar presentation on “Introducing the BID Learning Network Data Quality and Use Collaborative." Since 2014, the BLN has been bringing African countries together through peer learning, to identify and share tested solutions related to data collection, quality, and use.

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Participate

The BID Learning Network is your network. Get involved and help shape the outcome.

The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.

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Community
News

Aug 12, 2019

Digital health and the Ebola epidemic: How not to let it go viral

More than 1,500 deaths and 2,500 people sickened – that’s the recent account of the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) raging in the country since last August, and recently declared a public health emergency of international concern. Experts say efforts to contain the virus are hindered by biological, public health, political, and cultural issues, but we looked around what digital health technologies could do to mitigate the spread and the devastation of the infectious disease.

Aug 9, 2019

Electronic immunization registries in Tanzania and Zambia: Shaping a minimum viable product for scaled solutions

As part of the work the BID Initiative undertook starting in 2013 to improve countries’ collection, quality, and use of immunization data, PATH partnered with countries to identify the critical requirements for an electronic immunization registry (EIR). An EIR became the core intervention to address the data challenges that countries faced but also presented complexities during the development process to ensure that it met the core needs of the users. The work began with collecting common system requirements from ten sub-Saharan African countries; these requirements represented the countries’ vision of an ideal system to track individual child vaccination schedules and elements of supply chain. Through iterative development processes in both Tanzania and Zambia, the common requirements were modified and adapted to better fit the country contexts and users’ needs, as well as to be developed with the technology available at the time.

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