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Jul 24, 2020

Data Use Partnership Regional Overview

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The Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a Tanzania government–led initiative that is improving the national health care system through better use of health information. Under the DUP initiative, the government is working with PATH to strengthen digital health and build local capacity so that everyone—from government officials to health workers to patients—can have better access to health information and make more informed decisions, leading to a healthier Tanzania. This overview provides a summary of the different ways DUP is working to strengthen Tanzania's health system.

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Jun 18, 2020

BLN Webinar: Electronic Immunization Registries in Tanzania and Zambia | From Design to Deployment

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Tanzania, Zambia

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar presentation on “Electronic Immunization Registries in Tanzania and Zambia: From Design to Deployment.” The BID Initiative, a PATH project with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worked closely with the ministries of health in Tanzania and Zambia to address data-related challenges faced by their immunization programs. The BID Initiative developed interventions comprising electronic immunization registries (EIRs), supply chain management, and data use tools. Join us in this webinar where the speakers provide an overview of the process to develop the digital health solutions, from the design stage through to deployment of the system.

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May 22, 2020

BLN Webinar: DHIS2 Tools for Immunization Programs | Apps and Dashboards

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The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar called: “DHIS2 Tools for Immunization Programs: Apps and Dashboards.” Global and national stakeholders have acknowledged that routine immunization programs face significant challenges related to the collection, analysis, availability and use of data for planning, management and improvement of program performance. To address the data challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked with the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) in Tanzania to develop a DHIS2 immunization data quality application suitable for low-income countries. During this webinar the speaker provides a step-by-step guide on how the app works and how it can be applied to immunization programs for data analysis and dashboard use for decision-making. The presenter shared lessons from countries using DHIS2 data quality apps.

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May 20, 2020

BLN Webinar: Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso

The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar presentation called “Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso.” In countries taking a fast pace to introduce new vaccines, primary vaccination recording tools, such as vaccination cards or home-based records and health facility-based records, may not be systematically updated or updated in a timely manner to include data recording fields for the new antigens. During this webinar the presenter shared key findings from a six week cross-sectional survey that was conducted in 30 health facilities across ten health districts in Burkina Faso between 2016 and 2017.

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May 7, 2020

BLN Webinar: Electronic Immunization Registries and the COVID-19 Response

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Tanzania, Pakistan

The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar on “Electronic Immunization Registries and the COVID-19 Response.” This presentation included speakers from the World Health Organization, the BID Initiative, and Interactive Research and Development. It was followed by an open discussion on how to leverage routine health system data to understand the impacts of COVID-19.

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Apr 22, 2020

BLN Webinar: Assessing the Digital Readiness of Countries Using the EIR Readiness Tool

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The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar panel discussion on “Assessing the Digital Readiness of Countries Using the EIR Readiness Tool.” The EIR readiness tool can help countries determine their capacity for the successful and sustainable implementation of an EIR system.

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Apr 10, 2020

Vietnam’s scale-up from a district-level pilot to a national-scale electronic immunization registry

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Viet Nam

Vietnam’s immunization registry system prior to 2009 was a paper-based logbook that was prone to errors, time-consuming, and burdensome for health workers. Starting in 2009, the Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI) and their partner PATH began visualizing the possibilities and benefits that a national-scale electronic immunization registry (EIR) and vaccine-stock-management system could bring to Vietnam. In 2017, the National Immunization Information System (NIIS)—a sustainably planned, government-run, nationwide EIR system—was officially launched along with national mandates on system use. Much of the success of the scale-up of the Vietnam EIR can be attributed to three key factors: (a) planning for scale from the beginning, (b) commitment from the government, and (c) technical partnerships. The story of scaling up, however, did not come without challenges and hurdles. This case study reviews Vietnam’s journey from district pilot to national-level EIR.

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Feb 25, 2020

The catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development

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Zambia, Kenya, Pakistan

Pakistan, Zambia, and Kenya are among a growing number of countries implementing electronic immunization registries (EIRs) to improve data quality and health facility performance. But EIRs can be costly to design and introduce. This case study explores the localization and adaptation of OpenSRP’s immunization module, the benefits of iterating on open-source software, and lessons learned during use in Pakistan, Zambia, and Kenya.

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Nov 14, 2018

The BID Initiative Story

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Tanzania, Zambia

The BID Initiative Story highlights the value of collaborative, country-driven planning; local leadership and ownership; user-centered design; and continuous learning and adaptation when developing and deploying innovations. It also shows why we are optimistic about our progress and future efforts to improve health services and outcomes across sub-Saharan Africa by transforming data collection, quality, and use.

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Nov 14, 2018

Tanzania Immunization Registry Functional Requirements

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Tanzania

The purpose of this document is to present a description of the Tanzania Immunization Registry (TImR), a system developed in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania and PATH through the BID Initiative to address many of the challenges the immunization program faces. This document explains the purpose and features of TImR, how it should interface with external systems, the constraints under which the system must operate, and the data that needs to be collected. The full document is available here.

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