MEASURE Evaluation worked with local authorities in the Iringa and Njombe regions of Tanzania to illustrate the potential of maps and geographic information systems (GIS) for supporting effective programming of resources and enhancing data-driven decision making in the health sector.
JSI’s Marc Cunnningham reflects on the progress that has been made using geographic information systems to advance health initiatives around the world.
Promoting the use of data for decision making is all the rage across development sectors, particularly in health. While advocating for increased use of strategic information has great value in itself, it’s important to assess the quality of the routine data available: what value do you get from using information that’s of poor quality?
Functional public sector routine health information systems are essential for monitoring health situation in all countries, and Haiti is no exception.