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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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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