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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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Sustainability: Better data beyond the BID Initiative

Feb 8, 2017

The BID Initiative’s objective is to improve data quality, use, and collection in the Zambian immunisation programme with the aim of improving the health outcomes of children. Making changes in the way health service staff use their data to make decisions is imperative, but once those changes and innovations are implemented, the government must ensure they are fully integrated into the day-to-day functions of their service delivery, with the budgetary and institutional commitments to support and maintain those functions

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Transforming behavior and culture

Jan 19, 2017

The BID Learning Network convened in Uganda in November for a design collaborative meeting focused on change management. Participants from across sub-Saharan Africa explored the Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model and how to transform behaviors and organizational cultures; learned from each another and BID Initiative experiences on what has been successful and challenging when implementing changes; and identified practical tools and strategies to facilitate change management.

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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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Unleashing Digital Health to Save Lives

Dec 8, 2016

At PATH, our digital health work spans the entire software development lifecycle from analysis of information systems to deployment and long-term use of those systems. We work across health areas, such as immunization, supply chain, maternal and child health, and insurance to identify and address information management needs and improve data-driven decision-making.

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Collaborating for Innovative Solutions in Global Health

Jun 23, 2016

How do we innovate to build a world where health is in reach for everyone? Last week, professionals in global health and development converged to learn from one another and push the envelope at Devex World.

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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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Learning, Sharing, and Scaling throughout Africa

May 26, 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.

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BID Initiative April 2015–March 2016 Annual Report

May 5, 2016

We recently wrapped year three for the BID Initiative! Our annual report is now available detailing our progress over the year and looking ahead at what’s in store for BID’s fourth year. With rollout underway in Tanzania and soon to start in Zambia, members at all levels of the health system are one step closer to realizing and leveraging the benefits of data collection and use to make better decisions in providing health services and reaching more children.

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