29th November 2017, at 16:00 hrs CAT
BLN Webinar: Integration of a Community-Based Early Warning System Module into DHIS2 in Cote d’Ivoire
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to join a webinar entitled “Integration of a Community-Based Early Warning System Module into DHIS2 in Cote d’Ivoire.”
Recognizing the need to strengthen epidemiological surveillance of diseases at a community level, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the MEASURE Evaluation project together with the Ministry of Health in Côte d’Ivoire, and embarked on implementing a community-based early warning system for epidemic-prone diseases such as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), using mobile phone alerts linked to the District Health Information System v2 (DHIS2) platform. In this webinar, listen to our speaker from the Cote-d’Ivoire as he shares Côte d’Ivoire’s experience with implementing a disease surveillance system with community health workers at the center to provide an Early Warning System (EWS) using SMS alerts to the different levels of the health reporting pyramid. The speaker will discuss some of the critical issues around the integration of the EWS module within the DHIS2 and the importance of utilizing community-level personnel for effective detection of epidemic outbreaks for rapid response. The presenter will also highlight the key challenges, lessons learned in the implementation process and opportunities for improvement of the surveillance system.
This presentation should be of interest to data management, health management information system, and primary health care specialists with a keen interest in integration and innovative use of data management systems.
Join our speaker, Dr. Georges Vincent Boris Bleou on Wednesday 29th November 2017 from 16:00hrs to 17:00hrs CAT / 15:00 hours to 1600 hours WAT / 14:00 hrs to 16:00 GMT.
We hope you can join us for this event and also share the invitation with your colleagues. Please register for the meeting using the registration link below to confirm your attendance and receive instructions on how to connect to the webinar. If you have any questions, contact Catherine Muyawala on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Le webinar sera présenté en anglais. Malheureusement nous ne serons pas en mesure de fournir des services de traduction. Veuillez accepter toutes nos excuses pour l’inconvénient que cela peut occasione pour la participation.
PRESENTER: DR. GEORGES VINCENT BORIS BLEOU
Dr. Bleou is currently serving as Principal Researcher at the in sub- Directorate of Health Information Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire. He works within the Information Technology and Health Information Department and he is part of the coordination team for the implementation of the DHIS2 platform. Dr. Bleou has over ten years of experience in designing routine health and surveillance data collection tools; preparing the annual national health reports, drawing up health implementation and monitoring plans, implementation of routine health information systems and development of health system standards. Dr. Bleou holds a degree in medicine.
MODERATOR: MS. CATHERINE MUYAWALA
Catherine Muyawala, the BLN Community Coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with over 20 years of experience in information management and dissemination. She has held various knowledge management-related portfolios in diverse sectors including public health where she championed the use of m-Health solutions for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) in sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. During the course of her career she acquired diverse skills that have culminated into coordinating both social communication and strategic information programs, events management, communities of practice facilitation among multi-sectoral and multi-cultural stakeholders. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).