BLN Webinar: Assessing the Digital Readiness of Countries Using the EIR Readiness Tool

Apr 22, 2020

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The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar panel discussion on “Assessing the Digital Readiness of Countries Using the EIR Readiness Tool.” The EIR readiness tool can help countries determine their capacity for the successful and sustainable implementation of an EIR system. It also builds a common vision among different partners and establishes a road map for strengthening implementation and planning.

This webinar discussion will be of interest to data management specialists, EPI managers, health management information system (HMIS) specialists, digital health solution implementers and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.

If you missed the virtual event, you can now view the webinar online and access the slides here.


Hassan Mtenga

Hassan Mtenga has more than ten years of experience working in public sectors; seven years have been in the health sector. He has been working with PATH for the past five years as team lead for the BID Initiative’s regional mentorship program. He provides overall leadership and strategic planning support and technical guidance to ministries of health, particularly on immunization programs and digital health initiatives. Prior to working with PATH, he worked with the University of Dar Es Salaam as a research associate and M&E specialist at the Global Fund AMFm program. He has extensive experience working with government institutions across the agricultural, health, and economic sectors. Hassan holds a master’s degree in public health, a post-graduate degree in policy research, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Marcela Contreras

Marcela Contreras works in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the WHO Regional office for the America’s region. She worked at the University of Chile for four years as a research assistant and the Ministry of Health of Chile, in the EPI program for three years. Afterward, she joined PAHO in 2015, working as an immunization data quality and use specialist. She provides technical cooperation to the ministries of health in the America’s region, regarding immunization data quality and use, electronic immunization registries, and immunization information systems more generally. Marcela is a management control system engineer and she holds a master’s degree in management control systems from the University of Chile.

Catherine Muyawala

Catherine Muyawala is the BID Learning Network community coordinator at PATH. She 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.

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