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Jan 1, 2017

JSI ARISE Notes from the field

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Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana

In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the ARISE project, managed by JSI, to assemble the evidence on what drives improvements in RI performance in Africa. To amass such evidence, ARISE conducted in-depth, mixed methods comparative case studies in Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Ghana. It employed an assets-based approach to identify common drivers of improvements in RI performance at the district level, describe the pathways by which they improve coverage, and identify contextual factors affecting performance.

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Sep 1, 2016

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

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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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Nov 18, 2014

BLN Webinar: RED-QI (Reaching Every District incorporating Quality Improvement)

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Ethiopia, Uganda

The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar which elaborated on RED-QI (Reaching Every District incorporating Quality Improvement approaches). The “RED-QI” approach is a process that supports addressing larger priority problems (e.g. persistently high drop-out rates) using small, rapid, doable changes that can be quickly tested and evaluated for adoption, adaption, or abandonment at the local level.

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Jul 2, 2014

The Use of mHealth for Material Health Care in Ethiopia

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"For the research in this thesis, we mainly followed a phasebyphase evaluation and usercentered approach. Crosssectional surveys were initially conducted to assess the role of HEWs and identify gaps in improving maternal health care service delivery. Then, considering mobile technologies as a potential solution for improving the performance of the health workers, we developed and evaluated a set of appropriate smartphone mHealth applications using open source components, including a local language adapted data collection tool, health worker and manager userfriendly dashboard analytics and maternalnewborn electronic forms/protocols. This thesis includes the technical details of the application and electronic protocols."

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Dec 17, 2010

Ethiopia EPI cMYP 2011-2015


The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub Saharan Africa with an estimated population of approximately 79.2 million people and the tenth largest by area with its 1.1 million square kilometres, . The IMR is 77/1,000 in 2005, it is still among the highest in the world (DHS 2005). The health status of Ethiopian children is very poor as attested by the death of an estimated 472,000 under five children each year. Of every 100 children in Ethiopia, 14 do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday mostly due to preventable causes.


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