MMS Bulletin #148: The challenges of implementing a data use culture
Dec 21, 2018
The BID Initiative was featured in the MMS Bulletin #148. “The challenges of implementing a data use culture” is authored by Hassan Mtenga, Dr. Alex Mphuru, Dawn Seymour, and Laurie Werner.
To increase coverage and equity of routine immunization services, the government of Tanzania is strengthening the data use culture through the implementation of a package of data quality and use interventions, including an electronic immunization registry, for immunization service delivery. Three key phases for achieving scale as a government-owned model emerged during the implementation: user-centered design and testing, PATH-led implementation, and government-led implementation with scale-up. A combination of factors contributed to achieving a government-owned model of implementation and ultimately showed significant time and cost savings, as well as greater ownership and ability to sustain and scale the interventions.