BLN Webinar: Data Driven Health Delivery Systems at eHealth Africa
Feb 13, 2017
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “Data Driven Health Delivery Systems at eHealth Africa.”
This webinar provides background and examples of ways in which eHealth Africa (eHA) employs technology and information systems to transform health care delivery. Our speaker described how eHA has improved immunization systems through the use of customized information systems to implement new methods of operating vaccine logistics as well as ensuring over 1400 health staff in the routine immunization programs remain connected to the communications and data they need to work. This webinar should be of interest to healthcare practitioners committed to improving health care services, particularly those related to immunization programs.
If you missed our virtual event, you can now see the recorded webinar.
Mr. Adam Thompson
Adam has over 10 years of experience living and working across West Africa designing, developing, and implementing information-driven systems to support public health in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Cameroon, and Mauritania. He developed eHealth Africa’s global health informatics team starting in Nigeria and Berlin and now spanning teams in four West Africa countries. These teams design and develop software and technical tools to strengthen operations and enhance visibility on global public health challenges, disease surveillance, emergency response and laboratory systems.
Adam led vital aspects of the Ebola emergency response effort in Lagos, Nigeria and with less than one week’s notice, built response teams consisting of over 300 staff in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea to support response efforts in less than two months. He developed emergency supply chains for Ebola virus lab samples that achieved 24 hour turnarounds on 100% of samples. He spearheaded the CDC vaccine trial program in Sierra Leone, which was up and running in less than two months, and developed a vaccine direct delivery program in Nigeria which decreased stock outs of vaccines and related commodities from a rate of over 90% to around 10% in one year.
Adam holds a BSc in Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was the Associate Director for Programs and Instruction, Research Specialist at the University of California before setting up eHA.
Dr. Chilunga Puta
Chilunga Puta, Director of the BLN, is an infectious disease research and public health practitioner with in excess of 20 years of experience working in developing country health care settings. She has held diverse technical and administrative positions that have enabled her to acquire a wide range of skills and in-depth understanding of developing economy health care systems. Dr. Puta holds BSc joint honours in Biochemistry and Microbiology, a PhD in Biochemistry, an MPH with a major in Disease Surveillance, and is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate of the American Society for Quality.