Webinar: Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT
Mar 30, 2016
The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Interoperability between EPI information systems: DHIS2 and DVD/MT”.
This webinar describes Senegal’s experience with implementing DHIS2 and discusses interoperability considerations in relation to DVD-MT and DHIS2. The speakers highlight successes, opportunities for improvement, and the impact on data availability, quality and use. This webinar should be of interest to eHealth practitioners as well as immunization program personnel with an interest in increased efficiency in data collection, quality, and use. The practical issues of implementation should be of particular interest to countries in Africa that are implementing new systems and are working through issues of double entry of data and other challenges of transitioning from one information management system to another.
If you missed our virtual event, you can now see the recorded webinar. Note that the webinar was presented in French. The slides however, are projected in English.
Dr. Ousseynou BADIANE, MD, MPH
Dr. Badiane heads the Division of Immunization and is the coordinator of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), a function he has performed since 2012. He is responsible for monitoring EPI data for the department of prevention of the Ministry of Health in Senegal, using the DVDMT platform.
Dr. Abdoulaye DIAW, MD, MPH
Dr. Diaw has been working in the Division of Health and Social Information System (DSISS) since 2014 and as such monitors EPI data using the DHIS2 platform. He is the director of planning, research and statistics at the Ministry of Health in Senegal.
Dr. Chilunga PUTA, PhD, MPH
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.