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.
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?
Improving Services through Technology and Innovation is a new publication out from JSI and World Education, highlighting the new technologies our projects are using to make a difference in education and health systems and, ultimately, people’s lives. Scroll through an overview of the innovations here and click on an image to visit the project page, … Continue reading “23 Tech Innovations for Health and Education”
Functional public sector routine health information systems are essential for monitoring health situation in all countries, and Haiti is no exception.