In Ethiopia, the Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services project is using quality improvement methods and tools to enable health workers to use data for decision making.
Ethiopia is revolutionizing its current health management information system by adopting DHIS2—a tool with global acclaim for transforming the way health data is collected, validated, visualized, and analyzed.
The Global Digital Health Forum brought together digital health practitioners, ministry officials, and program experts from across the globe. In this blog, JSI’s Caitlin Viccora shares some of the key takeaways from the forum.
Through the Vriddhi project, JSI is facilitating the use of injectable gentamicin by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in accordance with recommendations from the Government of India. During monthly meetings, ANMs who have been successful in identifying eligible cases and administering the lifesaving injection share their stories. This creates a space where other ANMs feel comfortable discussing the challenges they face and reaching out to experienced ANMs when they need support.
While we have made progress in improving public health supply chains in lower- and middle-income countries, we are going to have to think and act differently if we are going to meet the challenges of the coming decade and the ambitious sustainable developments goals for 2030.
Naima Cozier, a JSI senior consultant, answers questions about motivational interviewing—a style of interviewing she was recently trained in and has been incorporating in her work on projects such as Healthy Start.
In Mozambique, data quality continues to be a major challenge for many facility- and community-based programs. JSI has been working closely with the country’s Ministry of Health to identify gaps in data collection and reporting so as to produce accurate, timely, and precise data. This is critical for health workers to make decisions about patient care and for broader health system actors to evaluate new and ongoing programs and ensure appropriate drug stocks.
Human-centered design is considered an innovative approach for exploring issues from a 360-degree point of view and placing the end user’s needs and desires in the forefront of data use improvement strategies. In this blog, JSI’s Benti Ejeta discusses how it’s being used to improve the quality of health data in Ethiopia.
In an ever-changing public health landscape, knowledge exchange is crucial to overcome challenges and utilize new opportunities to improve health.
As we mark World AIDS Day today, those dedicated to controlling and ending the HIV epidemic find themselves in a fortunate position. We know what to do next—and that is stay the course. The scale of the epidemic demands nothing less.