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Finding common threads in the interoperability journeys of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Indonesia, and Madagascar

Collecting and using health information is an important part of health workers’ jobs. While we have made great strides in moving from paper-based records to digital health information systems, data that both health workers and policy makers need is often scattered across multiple information systems that cannot “talk” to each other. This means that health workers have to spend more time entering and finding data in multiple places and results in an incomplete view of both patient and community health. Read more ›

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Harnessing collaboration to close the gender digital divide in Africa

As we close out Women’s History Month, CHISU is reflecting on our efforts to help close the gender digital divide, or the inequality between men and women when it comes to access to and use of digital technology. Learn more about CHISU's work to help close this divide through our participation in the African Women in Digital Health (AWiDH) movement. Read more ›

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Improving malaria data quality for better decision making in Mali

While malaria is a primary cause of mortality and morbidity in Mali, the country’s fight against the disease has made encouraging progress in recent years thanks to better data management and use. Read about how CHISU has supported Mali's National Malaria Control Program to customize and implement the Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment (mRDQA) tool to improve malaria data quality. Read more ›

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Learning from Haiti’s COVID-19 experience to improve evidence-based decision making for a stronger pandemic response

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHISU partnered with Haiti’s Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) to rapidly expand Système d’Information Sanitaire National Unique (SISNU), the national health information management system, as well as strengthen pandemic response and containment measures. Read about how CHISU provided vital technical and health information resource management assistance across various aspects of Haiti’s COVID-19 health systems infrastructure during this process. Read more ›

Better Data for Better Decisions

Better data for better decisions: Building health information systems with women’s perspectives

We recently led a learning exchange in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago focused on health information systems in the Caribbean for countries to learn from each other’s efforts to accelerate digital transformation. The event highlighted the commitment to strengthening health information systems in the Caribbean but also revealed gender disparities in the region—so we're reflecting on questions that can help us close the gender digital divide. Read more ›

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Integrating a gender perspective to foster more equitable health information systems

Integrating a gender-sensitive perspective is one of the most effective ways to promote gender equity at all levels of a health information system (HIS). Gender integration in HIS aims to ensure that all people, regardless of gender, and those marginalized due to gender-related norms can influence, participate in, and benefit from HIS efforts. CHISU understands the importance of disaggregating HIS data by gender or sex during collection, analysis, and use to ensure that health systems foster greater equity rather than perpetuating inequities. Read more ›

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Improving Kenya’s malaria response by revising epidemic thresholds

Malaria is a significant public health problem in Kenya, with nearly 4,000 people (most of them children) dying from it every year—and a significant proportion of the population is at risk of getting the disease. CHISU worked with Kenya's National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the University of Nairobi Health-IT (funded by USAID) to revise the malaria epidemic thresholds used in the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) application. Read more ›

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Using advanced data analytics for more informed COVID-19 vaccination decision making in Malawi

In 2023, CHISU initiated a multi-site research study to assess the health impact (cases and deaths averted), economic impact, and cost-effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in Malawi and Madagascar using combined statistical, epidemiological, and economic models. The study highlights the role of mathematical models in policy analysis and utility in decision making. Read more ›

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Shifting power to achieve better health outcomes for all

CHISU will be sharing experiences around strengthening the organizational development of local partners in Indonesia at this year's Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2024. Read about how CHISU is supporting Castellum Digital Indonesia's organizational development goals and our participation in PMAC 2024. Read more ›

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Breaking silos to increase digital health access: CHISU’s key takeaways from GDHF 2023

CHISU team members share their experiences and key takeaways from the Global Digital Health Forum 2023. Read more ›