As investments and interventions evolve to truly reflect people’s self-defined desires, Anne Lafond and Biruk Tammru expect to build trust in the health system and lasting changes in demand for services, products, and new behaviors.
Using the principles taught in the 10-week Acumen Human Centered Design online course the inSupply team jumped into the world of design thinking and user-centered strategies to improve our people-centered approach to strengthening supply chains, better known as IMPACT teams.
The state of available data on TB prevalence, programs, and their results differs from place to place. To ensure that data are reliable, all health information systems and studies need means of assessing and ensuring data quality.
Through the USAID-supported Vriddhi project, JSI India conducted a landscape assessment of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) service delivery in the private sector. The study aimed to collect evidence for a private sector engagement strategy for RMNCH.
Through the USAID-supported Tuberculosis Health Action and Learning Initiative, JSI India, in collaboration with World Health Partners and Child in Need Institute, is developing holistic approaches to TB control efforts across six health districts in West Bengal, India.
In Ethiopia, the health sector is undergoing a sea-change—organizationally, behaviorally, and technologically. The transformation is being driven by the goal of ensuring quality and equity of health care services and universal coverage.
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.
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.
If you’re thinking about integrating design thinking approaches into data-centered projects, here are five key considerations to take into account before you begin.