Data Powered Decisions: How an Ethiopian health center improved its antenatal care

In Tigray, Ethiopia, Tsadekan, a mother who is seven months pregnant with her fifth child, is at the Hawelti Health Center for what should be her third antenatal care (ANC) visit after skipping her second appointment. “I didn’t know that I needed to come back. I thought I only come back [to the health center] […]

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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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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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Webinar: Measurement Matters! Improving Routine Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Data for Better Outcomes

Hosted by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:00AM-10:30AM EDT In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, countries are focusing on improving the coverage, quality and equity of high-impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent (RMNCAH) interventions. Improvements in RMNCAH outcomes cannot be achieved without robust methods to track progress […]

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Summary of Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Routine Health Information Systems

Summary Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Routine Health Information Systems RHINO Forum, January 15, 2019 As a follow up to its Fall 2018 Health Systems Research Symposium side event, the Routine Health Information Network (RHINO) organized an online forum on January 15, 2019. Tariq Azim, MEASURE Evaluation, and Theo Lippeveld, John Snow, Inc. […]

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Asian Development Bank’s Digital Health Impact Framework User Manual

Now available on the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) website: The Digital Health Impact Framework User Manual, a collaboration between ADB and  AeHIN members, guides users on how to appraise planned digital health investment decisions. “The Digital Health Impact Framework supplements the Asian Development Bank’s Guidance for Investing in Digital Health. It provides a process to help […]

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