JSI’s Amanda Makulec and Barbara Knittel and Mercy Corps’ John Skeltong share five key takeaways for anyone embarking on the process of designing a dashboard.
Well designed data can have a huge impact on evidence-based decision making, but transforming numbers and spreadsheets into illuminating data visualizations can be daunting. JSI’s Amanda Makulec provides invaluable resources aimed at helping evaluators and managers maximize the impact of program data.
Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Deputy Chief of Party of JSI’s Health System Strengthening Project in Pakistan, has spent the majority of his professional life monitoring and evaluating Pakistan’s health interventions, asking important questions about program impact: Is our program improving health? Is it saving lives? Could this intervention improve health more efficiently and sustainably?
JSI conducts workshops with key stakeholders to ensure their ability to collect and analyze data and apply it to actionable work plans.
While the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continue to decrease, it is still important that countries nationwide take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola and other infections. Through programs like Massachusetts Ebola Virus Monitoring Project, travelers can be sure that the reporting process goes as smoothly as possible so that they and their communities remain healthy.
Dr. Alimou Barry traveled to Guinea, ground zero of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, to conduct a rapid assessment of the implications of the outbreak on reproductive, maternal and child health services usage and delivery.
Nino Berdzuli, Chief of Party of the SUSTAIN project in Georgia, blogs on the findings of the recent reproductive age mortality studies (RAMOS), which show a 40% decline in maternal mortality in the country between 2006-2012.
Interest in the concept of “big data” is growing rapidly. But what is it exactly? And how can it be used to improve public health?
The crucial role of routine health information systems in improving health service delivery cannot be overstated. As we look to new era of the sustainable development goals, having reliable, routine data will be critical to understanding where gaps in coverage, access, or equity exist and can be improved with the right investments. Across … Continue reading “The Time is Now for Improving Routine Health Information Systems”
In the post-MDG era, reaching all populations is increasingly recognized as central to achieving sustainable development. Community-based health services will gain prominence as part of countries’ efforts to address health service issues such as equity, inclusiveness, and systematic and broad coverage. As part of these efforts, countries will have to put more attention to … Continue reading “Use of Information Technology for Strengthening Community Health Information Systems”