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Reflecting on the role of digital health and transformation during this year’s UN General Assembly

World leaders have been convening in New York over the past week for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level meetings. Here at CHISU, we’re closely following these discussions and their outcomes so we can apply our expertise and accelerate action to strengthen health information systems across the globe. Read more ›

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Sharing experiences using the High Performing Health Care Tool in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan, and the Philippines

On June 27, USAID and CHISU hosted a webinar titled: “Local and Global Health System Performance Monitoring.” The webinar was the second in our series that shares learnings from health system assessments using the High Performing Health Care (HPHC) Tool in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Read more ›

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Moving from data to action: Improving data quality through subnational-level trainings in Indonesia

Turning data into action to improve health outcomes entails having processes, tools, and a workforce that’s able to assure that data are high-quality. To help address this need, CHISU is working with Indonesia’s Center for Data and Information (Pusdatin) to roll out the World Health Organization’s Data Quality Assurance (DQA) module, adapted to the country’s context and needs. Read more ›

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Supporting Serbia’s coordination body for health information system strengthening

CHISU provides technical support to Serbia’s eHealth coordination body created by the country’s government in 2023. This builds on previous work that started in 2021, when CHISU helped analyze Serbia’s health care situation and develop a five-year eHealth strategy and a two-year action plan. Read more ›

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Digital Approaches to Supportive Supervision in Ghana to Improve Health Service Delivery

In a busy peri-urban health center in the Jamestown district of Accra, Ghana, Eunice opens her mobile phone and clicks on the supervision app. She is part of a team that is conducting digital integrated supportive supervision activities to improve clinical service delivery. Read more ›

Disease Surveillance Department Team members reviewing the SORMAS SOPs.

Assessing human resource capacity for ownership and management of Ghana’s disease surveillance and response system

The Surveillance Outbreak Response and Analysis System (SORMAS) is an electronic tool for integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) with an added capability for outbreak management and contact tracing. [1] SORMAS allows for real-time monitoring of disease outbreaks and facilitates collaboration among different departments and actors involved in the response to any disease outbreak. Read more ›

Data empowers stakeholders in the health sector to collaborate for the elimination of TB.

Using interoperability to improve health services: Improving the exchange of tuberculosis data in Indonesia

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, tuberculosis (TB) was the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent in Indonesia—making TB one of the country’s top priority health focus areas, with the aim to reduce the disease incidence from 354 (in 2021) to 65 per 100,000 people by 2030.  Read more ›

Heat map of vaccination allocation when weighted toward test positivity population.

Mali: Exploring the use of artificial intelligence for improved COVID-19 vaccine allocation

In Mali, traditional methods of data analysis have been helpful in understanding the COVID-19 situation on the ground at the time the data were collected. But these methods only help with creating reactive programming—which is often expensive and comes too late for the hardest hit populations. That’s why CHISU is exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate more proactive programming and improve Mali’s response to COVID-19 and future health emergencies. Read more ›

Attendees at this year’s IMNH conference in Cape Town, South Africa, including CHISU leadership Derek Kunaka and Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant.

Monitoring trends and refocusing efforts: The role of data in improving maternal and newborn health

At this year’s International Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) in Cape Town, South Africa, attendees issued a call for renewed intensity of purpose from the global health community to better identify effective interventions for advancing maternal and newborn health. CHISU Deputy Project Director Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant and Technical Director Derek Kunaka attended IMNHC in early May. During the sessions they participated in, both noticed the critical role data plays in advancing maternal and newborn health.   Read more ›

Fostering multi-stakeholder collaboration to strengthen health information systems in Indonesia

Fostering multi-stakeholder collaboration to strengthen health information systems in Indonesia

May marked a big development for health information system (HIS) strengthening in Indonesia’s East Java province. A multi-stakeholder technical working group (TWG) has been established to accelerate the development of HIS in the country—and with CHISU support, the East Java HIS TWG aims to model national-level multi-stakeholder collaboration efforts to improve the efficiency of health data use. Read more ›