How to Improve the Capabilities of Health Information Systems to Address Emerging Healthcare Challenges

Join MEASURE Evaluation on April 28, 2020 at 8am EDT for a one-hour webinar on improving health information system (HIS) capabilities for emerging healthcare challenges. Date: 28 April 2020 Time: 8 – 9 AM EDT The webinar will be led by Manish Kumar and Liz Millar, both with MEASURE Evaluation, and Jamiru Mpiima, former consultant […]

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La Peur de la Bombe à Retardement Sur le Continent Africain

Par STEVEN VANDEN BUSSCHE Cet article a été publié en Néerlandais sur le site web d’investigation belge “Apache”. Date: 23 March 2020   Les chiffres officiels montrent que pratiquement aucune personne sur le continent africain n’est infectée par le coronavirus. Mais les experts craignent que le virus ne se propage tranquillement dans la population. Contrairement […]

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COVID-19: Fear For a Time Bomb on the African Continent

By STEVEN VANDEN BUSSCHE This article was published in Dutch on the Belgian Investigative Journalism website “Apache”. Date: 23 March 2020   Official figures show that virtually no people on the African continent are infected with the coronavirus. But experts fear that the virus is slowly spreading through the population. Unlike in Western countries, health […]

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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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RHINO Forum: LQAS Triage System for Data Quality

On December 5th, RHINO hosted a RHINO Forum where epidemiologist Dave Boone presented on MEASURE Evaluation’s LQAS Triage System. Description, slides and recording can be found below. Description: Tools and methods for assessing data quality have advanced significantly over the past 10 years driven in part by the need for good HIV/AIDS data to inform […]

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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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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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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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