MEASURE Evaluation: Creating a Culture of Data Use in Tanzania: Assessing Health Providers’ Capacity to Analyze and Use Family Planning Data

Reposted from MEASURE Evaluation Tanzania has embarked on extensive health planning reforms that require all districts and selected health facilities to collect, process, analyze, and use data for informed decision making. To support these reforms, the Government of Tanzania, in collaboration with development partners, has invested heavily in strengthening its health management information system and […]

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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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RHINoVision looks at the International Master Facility List for Sub Saharan Africa

RHINoVision looks at another publicly available database, the International Master Facility List that was discussed in the Nature.com article, “A spatial database of health facilities managed by the public health sector in sub Saharan Africa”:  Here is the link to the RHINoVision MFL DSS: snisnet.net/MFLDSS/MFLDSS.php . The RHINoVision MFL DSS global dashboard has visualizations for the summary statistics of available data, […]

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Health Management Information System Scale-Up Project in Ethiopia: A Five-Year Journey to Better Health Information Systems

Click the below to read about The Advancing Partners & Communities’ (APC) HMIS Scale-Up Project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI R&T) from 2014-2019. APC provided technical, financial and logistical support for systems implementation, training and support supervision and mentoring, and data quality improvement and information use. The project developed and implemented […]

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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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Health Management Information Systems Chapter Now Available

  The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice is now available for purchase. The handbook intended for a wide audience from global health student to practitioner to policymaker and compiles methods for gathering, organizing and disseminating data to inform policy and manage health systems worldwide. Chapter 9 of the book […]

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