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Albania

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Latest Oct 28, 2014

BLN Webinar: Web-based Immunization Information Systems

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Albania

The Better Immunization Data Initiative Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar which elaborated on the establishment, use, and added value of a web-based Immunization Information System (IIS) in Albania.The talk covered the process of establishing the registry-based system, the opportunities it affords, and the challenges and constraints associated with the system.

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Angola

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Latest Jun 1, 2011

Annual progress report Angola 2011 for Gavi


Angola

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Benin

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Latest Oct 27, 2016

Webinar: VaxTrac Benin Study Visit – Reflections and Lessons Learned

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Benin

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “VaxTrac Benin Study Visit: Reflections and Lessons Learned.”

During this webinar, VaxTrac presents on common themes and implementation/scale-up challenges that were identified during the recent BLN Study Visit to Benin conducted between 11th and 16th July 2016. VaxTrac shares some of their relevant end-line evaluation results to show how challenges identified during the Study Visit have since been addressed, in addition to the lessons they have learned in the process of transitioning from an in-country office implementation model to a third-party support model.

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Burkina Faso

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Latest May 20, 2020

BLN Webinar: Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso

The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar presentation called “Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso.” In countries taking a fast pace to introduce new vaccines, primary vaccination recording tools, such as vaccination cards or home-based records and health facility-based records, may not be systematically updated or updated in a timely manner to include data recording fields for the new antigens. During this webinar the presenter shared key findings from a six week cross-sectional survey that was conducted in 30 health facilities across ten health districts in Burkina Faso between 2016 and 2017.

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Cameroon

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Latest Sep 19, 2017

Presentations from the 2017 BLN Meeting in Zambia

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Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Chile, Gambia, Cameroon

Between September 19 and September 22, BID Learning Network (BLN) participants gathered in Lusaka, Zambia for a final BLN Discussion Meeting. The meeting provided an opportunity for country representatives and various partner organizations to discuss the challenges and best practices around developing and implementing digital health strategies and improving data collection, quality, and use across health systems. The week-long meeting included site visits to health facilities implementing interventions, as well as sessions on Zambia and Tanzania’s progress to-date, and panel discussions on change management.   Stay tuned for the full report from the meeting.

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Eritrea

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Latest May 13, 2009

WHO Eritrea eHealth Report

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Eritrea

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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Ethiopia

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Latest Sep 1, 2016

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand Generation Project in Afar, Ethiopia

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Ethiopia

This report describes a pilot project that PATH conducted in the Afar Region of Ethiopia that aimed to increase vaccination coverage through social mobilization committees and communication activities. It examines the challenges to achieving vaccination coverage in the region, provides success stories demonstrating behavior change, and best practices and lessons learned.

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Ghana

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Latest Aug 1, 2017

BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry – The Ghana Health Service Experience

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Ghana

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch this month’s webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience.” Introducing electronic registries in sub-Saharan Africa where internet connectivity and electricity are not always reliable, come with a lot of challenges, including errors and compromised data quality. In this webinar, the presenter shares how the Ghana Health Service has developed an e-registry within the District Health Information Management System 2 to collect, manage and analyze transactional case-based records at the community level for maternal and child health as well as TB management services.

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India

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Latest Aug 31, 2015

Diagnosing Supply Chain Maturity: Supply Chain Compass Tool Helps Three Countries

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Tanzania, Madagascar, India

An integrated supply chain is cost-effective, responsive, and reliable, and helps reduce stockouts. An integrated supply chain links all the actors involved in managing health products into one cohesive supply chain management organization. Countries typically move through an evolution process to achieve an integrated public health supply chain. While every country is different, the path to integration usually evolves, over time, through three sequential phases: (1) the ad hoc phase, where stakeholders have little common understanding of what the supply chain looks like; (2) the organized phase, where roles and procedures for basic logistics functions are clarified and sufficient financial and human resources are mobilized; and (3) the integrated phase, where people, functions, levels, and entities in the supply chain are linked and managed through an interconnected supply chain organization

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Kenya

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Latest Feb 25, 2020

The catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development

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Zambia, Kenya, Pakistan

Pakistan, Zambia, and Kenya are among a growing number of countries implementing electronic immunization registries (EIRs) to improve data quality and health facility performance. But EIRs can be costly to design and introduce. This case study explores the localization and adaptation of OpenSRP’s immunization module, the benefits of iterating on open-source software, and lessons learned during use in Pakistan, Zambia, and Kenya.

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Liberia

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Latest Sep 22, 2016

Webinar: Development of a Health Information Systems Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience

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Liberia

The BID Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “Development of a Health Information Systems (HIS) Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience”. During this webinar, Liberia shares the lessons they have learned in the process of developing a strategic plan to develop the national health information system. The presenter describes the process leading to the development of the Liberian HIS strategic plan and give a synopsis of the plan. He further highlights the key lessons learned that need to be taken into consideration when one is developing a strategic plan of this nature. Consequently, this webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in planning for national health information systems.

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Madagascar

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Latest Aug 31, 2015

Diagnosing Supply Chain Maturity: Supply Chain Compass Tool Helps Three Countries

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Tanzania, Madagascar, India

An integrated supply chain is cost-effective, responsive, and reliable, and helps reduce stockouts. An integrated supply chain links all the actors involved in managing health products into one cohesive supply chain management organization. Countries typically move through an evolution process to achieve an integrated public health supply chain. While every country is different, the path to integration usually evolves, over time, through three sequential phases: (1) the ad hoc phase, where stakeholders have little common understanding of what the supply chain looks like; (2) the organized phase, where roles and procedures for basic logistics functions are clarified and sufficient financial and human resources are mobilized; and (3) the integrated phase, where people, functions, levels, and entities in the supply chain are linked and managed through an interconnected supply chain organization

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Mozambique

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Latest May 1, 2011

Mozambique EPI cMYP 2012-2016

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Mozambique

The Mozambique EPI multiyear plan for 2012-2016 highlights the areas of focus for the immunization programme over the next 5 years based on previous programme performance, priorities for the health sector as stipulated in the Health Sector Strategic Investment Plan (2010/11 – 2014/15) and the global and regional goals set for child survival. The Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on mortality and morbidity reduction and the WHO Strategic direction 2010-2015 provided the overall strategic framework for development of the plan as well as priorities set in the HSSIP.

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Nigeria

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Latest Jan 31, 2018

BLN Webinar: Technology Solutions for Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria

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Nigeria

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Technology Solutions to Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria.” End-to-end supply chain and logistics systems are key components of successful immunization programs. However, in Nigeria, supply chain and logistics systems have encountered numerous challenges particularly on the supply side, such as incomplete and inadequate data on commodity turnover and late deliveries to primary health centers (PHCs). To address these challenges, eHealth Africa (eHA) in close collaboration with the Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board (KPHCMB) developed the Logistics Management Information System (LoMIS).

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Rwanda

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Latest Jul 9, 2014

The BID Learning Network Launches in Kigali, Rwanda

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Global, Rwanda

The BID Learning Network officially launched in Kigali, Rwanda on May 28-30th and brought together delegates from 13 different countries (Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia) as well as international partners (WHO, UNICEF, and GAVI) to connect and discuss strategies for strengthening national immunization programs.

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Senegal

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Latest Mar 30, 2016

Webinar: Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT

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Senegal

The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT”. This webinar describes Senegal’s experience with implementing DHIS2 and discusses interoperability considerations in relation to DVD-MT and DHIS2. The speakers highlight successes, opportunities for improvement, and the impact on data availability, quality and use.

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South Africa

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Latest Aug 1, 2014

Understanding the needs and wants of Community Healthcare Workers

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South Africa

This work builds on the recently published End Consumer Primary Research and aims to inform health and mobile stakeholders about the users of mHealth services in the public sector. The GSMA expects this market knowledge to lead to product design that is more aligned to the needs of users (consumers and health workers), greater adoption and achievement of economies of scale and sustainability, and robust partnershipsbetween public and private sector stakeholders that ultimately reduce the widespread fragmentation of mHealth services in South Africa.

 

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Uganda

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Latest Sep 19, 2017

Presentations from the 2017 BLN Meeting in Zambia

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Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Chile, Gambia, Cameroon

Between September 19 and September 22, BID Learning Network (BLN) participants gathered in Lusaka, Zambia for a final BLN Discussion Meeting. The meeting provided an opportunity for country representatives and various partner organizations to discuss the challenges and best practices around developing and implementing digital health strategies and improving data collection, quality, and use across health systems. The week-long meeting included site visits to health facilities implementing interventions, as well as sessions on Zambia and Tanzania’s progress to-date, and panel discussions on change management.   Stay tuned for the full report from the meeting.

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United Kingdom

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Latest Apr 19, 2012

Measuring childhood vaccine coverage in England: the role of Child Health Information Systems

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United Kingdom

Child Health Information Systems (CHISs) are computerised clinical record systems which support a range of health promotion and prevention activities for children, including immunisation and screening. These systems are managed by child health departments in each local area and not all are interoperable. The establishment of systems which record and maintain accurate information on the entire population is critical to assess vaccination coverage at both national and local levels. These systems should have the flexibility to adapt to a continuously evolving immunisation programme, a mechanism to rapidly feedback to local public health teams for outbreak prevention and control, and the ability to mount a timely response to vaccine safety scares. The ability to schedule (call and recall) immunisation appointments has contributed to improvements in vaccination coverage both in England and elsewhere. While this has been achieved in England through multiple CHISs the development of a single national register would reduce the complexities of maintaining accurate and complete immunisation records for the entire population.

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Uruguay

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Latest Aug 26, 2009

Assessment of the quality of immunization data produced by the national individual registration system in Uruguay, 2006

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Uruguay

The nominal registration system of Uruguay's national immunization program (NIP) tracks administered vaccines on a paper form filled out after each vaccination and collated into a national database, thus allowing for individual follow-up. This study performed a comprehensive assessment of the quality of Uruguay's immunization data in November 2006 to evaluate the validity of the information and to confirm the high national immunization coverage reported by the program

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Zimbabwe

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Latest Apr 27, 2017

BLN Webinar: Making the Case for Improved Immunization Data in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe

In this webinar, the presenter walked the audience through the Zimbabwe Expanded Program on Immunization (ZEPI) with a brief background and historical perspective. The speaker shared lessons learned in the process of implementing the EPI program and its integration into the national health information and surveillance system.

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