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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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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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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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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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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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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PRISM Tools for Community Health Information Systems

New resource in the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) suite of tools: February 2019, JSI’s Tariq Azim, Jeanne Chauffour, and Upama Khatri, through MEASURE Evaluation, authored PRISM Tools for Community Health Information Systems (PRISM Tools for CHIS). The tool is an adaptation of the PRISM conceptual framework and its associated tools for designing, strengthening, and […]

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Dec 6th Webinar: A Health Information Systems Learning Agenda

Join MEASURE Evaluation for a one-hour webinar focused on our Health Information System Learning Agenda. The webinar will take place December 6, 2018, at 9am EST and will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Emily Bobrow, Heidi Reynolds, Eva Silvestre, Ashley Strahley, and Liz Millar. Strong health information systems (HIS) are the backbone of a strong health […]

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Join the Linkedin Improving Health Information Systems Group!

If you’re on Linkedin, consider joining the Improving Health Information Systems Group, an active discussion forum for professionals involved in improving health information systems (HIS) in low- and middle-income countries. This is a space for M&E professionals, policy makers, and researchers to share resources, ask questions, and highlight successes related to HIS strengthening. The group […]

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Special Global Health Science and Practice Issue: Digital Health and Health Systems of the Future

Launched at the Health Systems Research Symposium in Liverpool, the Global Health: Science and Practice journal released a special issue with the World Health Organization on digital health and health systems. The work uses insights from experts of both digital health and health systems to bridge the dialogue across these two domains. You can read […]

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