Aug 1, 2017
BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry – The Ghana Health Service Experience
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.
Jan 1, 2017
Apr 16, 2015
This webinar focused on the practical aspects of rolling out a nationwide web-based district health information system (DHIMS2) in Ghana. The presenters highlighted the opportunities and challenges as they have encountered them in Ghana, and elaborated on important lessons that they have learned. They addressed critical issues of implementing a maternal/child register and the webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in setting up immunization registries in an African context.
Jan 8, 2015
May 31, 2013
Improving health information systems for decision making across five sub-Saharan African countries: Implementation strategies from the African Health Initiative
Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Rwanda, Rwanda, Improving health information systems for decision making across five sub-Saharan African countries: Implementation strategies from the African Health Initiative
Apr 26, 2012
Sep 1, 2011
May 3, 2010
The comprehensive multi‐year plan (cMYP) is the medium term plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Ghana. As expected, it provides the strategic direction of the immunization programme for the period. The cMYP is always prepared in consonance with the 5‐year strategic plan of the health sector. The current cMYP (2007‐2011) had to be revised to 2014 to accommodate the plans to introduce three new vaccines –pneumococcal, rotavirus and second dose measles. After the development of the next health sector 5‐year plan which is from 2012‐2016, the cMYP will be revised and aligned to the health sector plan and period.
Jun 9, 2009
It is becoming increasingly clear that many developing countries, including Ghana, will find it difficult to achieve all the targets of the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015. The challenges are well documented. Weak health systems exacerbated by continuing challenges in developing and retaining the requisite human resource for health have contributed to the current level of performance of the health sector in many developing countries. To overcome these challenges, the need for a faster and effective way to generate knowledge, share knowledge and translate knowledge into effective and affordable interventions and strategies that make health care accessible to the most needy and vulnerable people in our societies is urgently needed.
Jun 19, 2006
Ghana reports that the majority of the listed actions to promote an enabling environment for information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health sector have been taken and are rated from slightly to very effective. They are all predicted to continue over the next two years. Norms and standards for eHealth systems, services or applications are likely to be introduced in the near future.