BLN Webinar: Technology Solutions for Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria

Jan 31, 2018

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The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Technology Solutions to Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria.”

End-to-end supply chain and logistics systems are key components of successful immunization programs. However, in Nigeria, supply chain and logistics systems have encountered numerous challenges particularly on the supply side, such as incomplete and inadequate data on commodity turnover and late deliveries to primary health centers (PHCs). To address these challenges, eHealth Africa (eHA) in close collaboration with the Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board (KPHCMB) developed the Logistics Management Information System (LoMIS). This webinar discusses how the LoMIS is being used to support reliable vaccine delivery service to last-mile health facilities in Northern Nigeria’s Kano State, covering 386 health facilities across 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The presenter highlights the milestones to date, challenges encountered, and the lessons learned from this innovative initiative.

This webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical health information managers with an interest in vaccine delivery and logistics management for immunization programs.

If you missed the virtual event, you can now watch the recorded webinar.


Ms. Jamila Abubakar Umar is an information and communication technology (ICT) expert specialized in software engineering and information management. Ms. Abubakar Umar has been working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) as Program Analyst since 2014, where she is tasked with monitoring and tracking implementation of strategies and innovations as well as developing and improving immunization data accuracy in Nigeria. She is also a team member of the National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordinating Centre (NERICC) and has previously participated in various ICT projects including the development of the scorecard for primary health care in Nigeria. Ms. Abubakar Umar holds a BSc. in Software Engineering and a postgraduate diploma in Management Information Systems.


Catherine Muyawala, the BLN Community Coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with over 20 years of experience in information management and dissemination. She has held various knowledge management-related portfolios in diverse sectors including public health where she championed the use of m-Health solutions for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) in sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. During the course of her career she acquired diverse skills that have culminated into coordinating both social communication and strategic information programs, events management, communities of practice facilitation among multi-sectoral and multi-cultural stakeholders. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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