Blog: Countries to Strengthen Health Data collection, analysis and use in support of resilient health systems

Originally posted on WHO Africa on September 25, 2019 Kampala, 25 September 2019: It is a public health fact that routine data from health facilities expedites patient management, service utilization and treatment coverage. Data also facilitates planning and management of health services, monitoring performance on primary health care as well as health systems strengthening for Universal […]

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2019 OpenHIE Community Meeting in Ethiopia

November 4-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Registration for this year’s OpenHIE Community Meeting on November 4-8, 2019 in Addis Ababa is now open on its website: https://ohie.org/ohie19/. OpenHIE Community Meetings provide an opportunity for government officials, implementers, and tech developers to come together to connect and learn from each others’ […]

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New tools use span of routine health data

Originally posted on Science Speaks Blog on July 8, 2019 Re-posted from JSI’s The Pump Jim Thomas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health Alimou Barry, Senior Health Information Systems Advisor, MEASURE Evaluation and John Snow, Inc. When routine data are lacking, or are not used, the results can be lower-quality […]

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New Journal Article: From Paper Maps to Digital Maps: Enhancing routine immunisation microplanning in Northern Nigeria

From Paper Maps to Digital Maps: enhancing routine immunisation microplanning in Northern Nigeria Authors: Leanne Dougherty, JSI; Masduq Abdulkarim, JSI; Fiyidi Mikailu, JSI; Usman Tijani, JSI; Kazeem Owolabi, Geographic Information System and Data Analytics Division, eHealth Africa, Kano, Nigeria; Kate Gilroy, JSI; Ahmed Naiya, JSI; Adamu Abdullahi, Disease Control and Surveillance Unit, State Primary Health Care Development […]

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Your input is needed for the WHO Draft Global Strategy on Digital Health

Dear RHINO colleagues, Many of you may have seen that the World Health Organization has invited the global health community to participate in a virtual public consultation on the WHO Draft Global Strategy on Digital Health. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to seminal global guidance. The draft Strategy and the online consultation are […]

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WHO Releases First Guideline on Digital Health Interventions

WHO released recommendations on ways countries can employ digital technology to improve health systems.  The publication aims to present both recommendations and implementation considerations for health policymakers and other stakeholders to make informed investments in digital health interventions. The guide includes recommendations “based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions […]

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International Conference on Big Data for Health Report

International Conference on Big Data for Health Report Contributed by Dr. Mohammad Golam Kibria, MEASURE Evaluation On February 11-12, 2019 Access to Information (a2i), the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, UNICEF, ICDDR,B, MEASURE Evaluation, and Bloomberg Data for Health (D4H) Initiative jointly organized a conference, “International Conference on Big Data […]

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New Chapter on Health Management Information Systems

RHINO board member Theo Lippeveld and RHINO members Tariq Azim, David Boone, Vikas Dwivedi, and Michael Edwards with Carla AbouZahr through JSI’s Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation contributed to the recently published book, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice (2019 Macfarlane, S. and AbouZahr, C.). The handbook is intended for […]

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