31st January 2017, at 16:00 hrs CAT

BLN Webinar: The Uganda eIDSR system

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”.

During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a multi-sector approach. They share how they have engaged with different arms of the government and other local partners to build a system that is now attracting interest from external funders. This webinar should be of interest to both African professionals with an interest in health information systems, as well as development partners with an interest in supporting countries to improve health information systems.

If you missed our virtual event, you can now see the recorded webinar.

Presenter Information

Dr. Edward Mukooyo

Dr. Edward Mukooyo is currently the Assistant Commissioner Health Services, Division of Health Information, Ministry of Health Uganda, with 32 years of leadership experience in health management information systems (HMIS), information technology, epidemiology and biostatistics at a national level. He championed the establishment of HMIS in Uganda, moving it from a paper based to an electronic system. Dr. Mukooyo spearheaded the requisite training and roll out activities across the country. He has published a paper on the reliability and validity of the Performance of Routine Information System Management framework and tools as a way of sharing Uganda’s experience with the broader scientific audience. He served on the Advisory Board of Routine Health Information System Network (RHINO). Dr. Mukooyo is a pioneer in linking HMIS data for results management and monitoring of the health sector performance in Uganda using the score cards via DHIS2. He has worked closely with bilateral and multilateral development partners such as USAID, DFID, JICA, WHO, UNICEF, World Vision Uganda, and the World Bank. He has several publications and has made more than 25 presentations in different conferences all over the world.

Dr. Chilunga Puta

Dr. Chilunga Puta, Director of the BLN, is an infectious disease research and public health practitioner with in excess of 20 years of experience working in developing country health care settings. She has held diverse technical and administrative positions that have enabled her to acquire a wide range of skills and in-depth understanding of developing economy health care systems. Dr. Puta holds BSc joint honours in Biochemistry and Microbiology, a PhD in Biochemistry, an MPH with a major in Disease Surveillance, and is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate of the American Society for Quality.