BLN Webinar: Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship – Introducing the BID Regional Mentors

Nov 28, 2018

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The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you view a webinar presentation on “Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship: Introducing the BID Regional Mentors.” In its initial phase, between 2013 and 2018, the BID Initiative introduced a holistic package of interventions in Tanzania and Zambia that included information system products, data management policies, evidence-based practices, and capacity building to empower health workers at all levels of the health system toward data-driven action. During this period, the BID team gained significant experience in the implementation of data quality and use interventions to improve immunization service delivery.

Since July 2018, the initiative has transitioned to include the BID Regional Mentorship program. The program will apply its lessons  from implementing BID to mentor countries with an interest in improving data quality and use. The mentorship provided under this program will be tailored to country needs and realities.

This webinar will be of interest to data management specialists, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) managers, health management information system (HMIS) specialists and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across the health system.

If you missed the virtual event, you can now view the webinar below. Slides are also available here.


Hassan Mtenga

Hassan Mtenga has more than nine years of experience working in the public sector, of which six years has been in the health sector. Since 2014, he has been working with PATH as project manager for the BID Initiative, where he provides overall leadership, strategic planning and support to the Ministry of Health in health system strengthening, specifically in prioritizing immunization system challenges and identifying appropriate interventions. Prior to working with PATH, Hassan worked with the University of Dar es Salaam as a research associate and M&E specialist under the Global Fund AMFm program. He has extensive experience in working with government institutions across the agriculture, health, and economic sectors in Tanzania. Hassan holds a Master’s in Public Health and Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Research.

Catherine Muyawala

Catherine Muyawala, the BID Learning Network Community Coordinator, 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. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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