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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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Jun 2, 2020

BLN Webinar: Triangulation for Improved Decision-Making in Immunization Programs

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The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar called: “Triangulation for Improved Decision-Making in Immunization Programs.” Successful immunization programs use data to guide efficient management, tailor strategies, and make decisions to achieve program goals. Many data sources exist within and outside the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), but the use of various data sources together is not optimal in many countries. In the absence of perfect data, public health practice has long acknowledged that combining many pieces of weaker evidence can form a strong basis for making more informed decisions. As such, triangulation which is the synthesis of two or more existing data sources, is used to address relevant questions for program planning and decision-making. This webinar will introduce the concept of data triangulation in immunization programs for decision-making and present examples of data triangulation use in the field.

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May 21, 2020

BLN/Gavi Data Quality and Use Collaborative Meeting Report: Lusaka, 3-5 March 2020

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The BID Learning Network (BLN)/Gavi Data Quality and Use (DQU) Collaborative convened a learning session for Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) representatives and data managers from member countries between March 3-5, 2020 in Lusaka, Zambia. The learning session gave participants an opportunity to interact with their peers and share insights around their respective country immunization information systems, data use practices, and the lessons they have learned. The meeting also provided a platform for a rich exchange of knowledge, experiences, and ideas in support of improved immunization data quality and use. The full meeting report is now available.

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May 20, 2020

BLN/Gavi Data Quality and Use Collaborative Meeting Presentations: Lusaka, 3-5 March 2020

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The BID Learning Network (BLN)/Gavi Data Quality and Use (DQU) Collaborative convened a learning session for Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) representatives and data managers from member countries between March 3-5, 2020 in Lusaka, Zambia. It was attended by more than 30 participants.

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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 8, 2020

BLN Webinar: DHIS2 Data Quality Application for Data Use Culture

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The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar panel discussion on “Capacity Building for DQU Collaborative Countries.” 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 these data challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked with HISP to develop a DHIS2 data quality application suitable for countries.

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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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Mar 30, 2020

BLN Webinar: The Design, Development and Deployment of an Electronic Immunization Registry in Vietnam | Reflections, Guidance and Global Comparison

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Viet Nam

The BID Learning Network invites you to watch a webinar panel discussion on “The Design, Development and Deployment of an Electronic Immunization Registry in Vietnam: Reflections, Guidance and Global Comparison.” The Introducing Digital Immunization information systems – Exchange And Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) is a PATH project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which has been working closely with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health in facilitating a successful transition from paper records to a completely paperless immunization record system.

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Jan 9, 2019

Mott MacDonald evaluation of the BID Initiative: Final evaluation presentation for Zambia and Tanzania

Mott MacDonald

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Tanzania, Zambia

Mott MacDonald conducted an independent evaluation of the BID Initiative with the aim of verifying and explaining results and identifying lessons learnt. This presentation is a synthesis of key findings from successive milestone evaluations, including a special study from Dodoma Region.

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