25th April 2019, at 16:00 hrs CAT

BLN Webinar: The Data Use Partnership

The BID Learning Network invites you to a webinar presentation on The Data Use Partnership. The use of reliable information from a well-designed health information system is critical for: decision-making during disease outbreaks; enhancing efficiency; fostering innovation; and ultimately ensuring improved health outcomes.  To this effect, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, with the support of PATH, has been implementing the Data Use Partnership (DUP) under the Ministry of Health’s transformative Digital Health Investment Road Map in health data systems and use. This is intended to close key gaps so that Tanzania can make informed decisions within public health to strengthen health outcomes.  In this webinar, the presenter will share how DUP has made data use a top priority, while building on the BID Initiative, which has been collecting and using data to improve the immunization program in Tanzania and Zambia. Learn more about how the DUP initiative is central to transforming the Tanzania health sector and making the country a front-runner in implementing a digital health investment strategy within the region.

This webinar will be of interest to data management specialists, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Managers, health management information system (HMIS) specialists, and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.

Join our speakers, on Thursday, 25th April 2019 from 14:00 to 15:00 hours Coordinated Universal Time [UTC]/15:00 to 16:00 hours West African Time [WAT]/16:00 to 17:00 hours Central African Time [CAT]/17:00 to 18:00 hours East African Time [EAT].

Please join the meeting using the Zoom registration details below. If you have any questions, contact Catherine Muyawala on cmuyawala@path.org or Dr. Chilunga Puta on cputa@path.org.


Elaine Baker

Elaine Baker is a senior program officer for Digital Health at PATH, working as part of the Tanzania Government-led Data Use Partnership to implement the Government’s Digital Health Investment Road Map.  She has 14 years of experience working in ICT for health and public services in Tanzania and other African countries.  She has worked with the Tanzanian Government on maintaining an inventory of digital health systems and initiatives in Tanzania, and is currently working with the Data Use Partnership on a way forward for the Government’s vision for primary healthcare digitalisation and digitalisation of facility supervision, as well as on an administrative area registry for Tanzania.  In previous employment at the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre she led the development of a system which is used in more than 900 clinics in Tanzania, and also used across Zimbabwe, for management of HIV care and treatment.

Catherine Muyawala

Catherine Muyawala, the BID Learning Network Community Coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in information management, including coordinating communities of practice. She has held various knowledge management related portfolios in diverse sectors, including public health. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).