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Data-use tools catching on in health facilities

Mar 21, 2017

Since November 2016, the BID Initiative has been rolling out data use interventions in Livingstone and Kazungula districts of Southern Province to help build a culture of data use in the health service. The interventions, such as the data use guide and supportive supervision, have been well-received in the health facilities, with some facilities recording early successes with the tools.

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Ona and PATH in Zambia for OpenSRP Immunization Project

Feb 23, 2017

Working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the BID Initiative is creating a culture of data use in the health service to increase access to immunization data and data-based decision-making to improve health outcomes for children. This will be done using tools such as a data use guide, data use campaign, supportive supervision, and the electronic immunization registry (EIR). Together with the MOH, we have partnered with Ona to implement OpenSRP as the immunization registry platform. The Ona team recently joined us in Livingstone, Zambia, to kickoff their work and visit a few health facilities where we will implement the EIR. The following post appeared on the Ona blog, detailing their trip and partnership with the BID Initiative and MOH.

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Rolling out change management interventions in Zambia

Jan 26, 2017

Since 2014, the BID Initiative has worked closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia to improve immunization data quality and use. To reach an immunization coverage of 90%, both groups knew that strengthening data collection, quality, and use would be critical.

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The Year 2016 in Photos

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.

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Guiding the way to better data

Apr 11, 2016

Zambia has many challenges that affect health service delivery. One such challenge is the availability of quality data to make decisions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) recognized the need to collect information from health facilities and developed several reporting tools such as the Health Management Information System (HMIS), which captures various indicators across all health areas.

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Team Member Spotlight: Fred Njobvu

Mar 27, 2015

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Fred Njobvu, Provincial Coordinator in Livingstone, Zambia.

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Team Member Spotlight: Chansa Katongo

Jan 14, 2015

This week, we learn more about Chansa Katongo, Finance & Operations Manager in Zambia.

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2014 Highlights & Looking Ahead

Dec 31, 2014

This year was exciting for me and for the BID Initiative. As the Global Director, I moved to Zambia, one of our demonstration countries, to fully embrace the country-led approach which is really at the heart of the BID Initiative. As 2014 comes to end and we embark on a new year, I want to pause and reflect on all that we’ve accomplished and what we can look forward to in the year ahead.

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User Advisory Group Established in Zambia

Dec 24, 2014

We recently established a new User Advisory Group (UAG) in the Livingstone District of Zambia! Similar to the Tanzania UAG, this group will play a critical role in the design and iteration of proposed solutions and interventions. The goal is to improve immunisation data quality, collection and use addressing the various challenges identified by the EPI program and other stakeholders in the district.

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Testing Interventions in Livingstone

Dec 19, 2014

Last month, we joined our colleagues from both the Lusaka and Livingstone offices to visit four health facilities in Livingstone. The purpose of our visits were to test the proposed product vision and change management interventions in the facilities and obtain feedback from health care providers.

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