BLN Webinar: Introduction and Formation of User Advisory Groups in Arusha
Mar 3, 2015
The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction and Formation of User Advisory Groups (UAG) in Arusha”. This webinar focused on the engagement of groups that are composed of users at different levels of the health system, who have a certain level of authority that enables them to validate the project. These users provide leadership for iterations of interventions as well as champion the process of improving immunization information systems.
The webinar is aimed at both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in using information technology based immunization information systems to improve vaccine delivery in national immunization programs. The presenters take the audience through the processes of forming these groups and engaging them effectively to energize and inform the process of finding solutions to data issues in immunization programs. This webinar is particularly useful for implementers who need to engage users in the design of immunization information system products.
In case you missed the virtual event, you can view the recorded webinar: Introduction and Formation of User Advisory Groups in Arusha
Hassan Mtenga is an economist and social scientist in the area of policy research and micro economics. He is a project manager for the BID initiative in Tanzania and comes with six years’ experience working with the government of Tanzania particularly in the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. He holds a bachelor degree in economics and post graduate studies in advanced research methodologies particularly in the area of policy research.
Dr Chilunga Puta
Dr. Chilunga Puta, Director of the BID Learning Network, is an infectious disease research and public health practitioner with over 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 a 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.