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Diving into data use in 2017

Jan 17, 2017

As we kick off a new year, we are encouraged by the momentum around data use for decision making in global health. Effective data use among health workers is a strong pillar of the BID Initiative and critical for the success of the tools we are implementing.

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Increased collaboration among partners in Zambia to improve immunization

Aug 23, 2016

Optimizing immunisation coverage in Zambia is an important goal, achievable with Ministry of Health leadership and close collaboration among partners. Implementation of appropriate technology could help to increase coverage, but new technology is not a solution in itself. The skill and engagement of users are critical elements for the success of any innovation.

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Country Perspectives from the BLN Meeting

Jun 8, 2016

The BLN Design meeting closed after a rich and engaging week where countries shared their expertise on electronic health registries. Participants from 14 countries, all with registries or electronic systems in different stages, came together with the intent to improve the electronic registries that are in use or will be used in their countries.

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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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Balancing Low & High Tech Solutions

Mar 30, 2016

The BID Initiative is not a technology project. From the beginning, we have stressed this important point among our global partners, country governments and with health workers. But why is this so paramount in our approach?

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Matrona Reaches More Children with Tanzania’s Immunization Registry

Mar 2, 2016

On a recent visit to Terrat Dispensary in Arusha City Council district, I sat down with nurse Matrona Silayo to discuss her role and how the new electronic immunization registry is positively impacting her work. At the facility, Matrona’s role largely involves work in the Reproductive Child Health clinic to manage stock, administer vaccines, create reports, and educate mothers on general child health and immunization.

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Community health workers consult a range of data sources while attending to a mother and child at an immunization clinic.

Data sharing that works

Jan 28, 2016

Collecting and using data is great in theory. Data can help measure progress, streamline processes, empower decision-makers, and create a better experience overall for those receiving services. In practice though, sharing data to support these positive outcomes can be a bit messy. As people invest in and develop ownership in a data system, an agreed upon set of practices and governance rules is needed to facilitate sharing between systems.

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2015 highlights and looking ahead

Jan 14, 2016

2016 is off to a strong and busy start, with many important events and milestones in the weeks and months ahead. Before getting caught up in the new year’s flurry of activity, I wanted to reflect briefly on all we achieved in 2015. It was a year of many highlights, some difficult challenges, many lessons learned, and the halfway point of our grant.

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Innovations in Vaccines and Data to Transform Health by 2030

Jul 16, 2015

Innovation Countdown 2030 is reimagining what’s possible in global health. Led by PATH, the initiative is identifying and showcasing technologies and interventions with great promise to accelerate progress toward solving the world’s most urgent health issues.

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RFP for Electronic Immunization Registry Development in Zambia

Jul 14, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Electronic Immunization Registry Development in Zambia.

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