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CHISU webinar - Integrating Gender in Health Information System Strengthening: Experiences from Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Indonesia

Integrating gender in HIS strengthening

On March 15, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) hosted their webinar titled, “Integrating Gender in Health Information System Strengthening: Experiences from Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Indonesia.” Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, Deputy Director, CHISU, moderated the webinar with panelists:  Read more ›

Workshop participants, trainers and CHISU representatives.

Data protection: CHISU supports Ghana Health Service IT staff cybersecurity and systems administration training

In consultation with the Ghana Health Service Information Communication and Technology Unit of the Policy Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division (ICT/PPMED), CHISU engaged the information technology training institute Open Labs to conduct a three-week in-person training on cybersecurity and server administration for national-level ICT staff in January 2023. Read more ›

Ministry of Health staff using the Malaria DQA job aid to conduct data verification in one of the CHISU supported districts.

Scaling up district malaria data quality improvement interventions in Malawi

Malawi’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has been implementing periodic district mentorship to strengthen data management capacity at the facility level. This intervention improved reporting rates and timeliness of data entry into DHIS2 to 96% and 90% (2022) from 91% and 68.2% in 2018 respectively; however, data accuracy has historically been a challenge in the country, discouraging the NMCP from using data directly from DHIS2.  Read more ›

Can Digital Transformation of Health Keep the Pace of Technological Innovation?

Can digital transformation of health keep the pace of technological innovation?

Can Digital Transformation of Health Keep the Pace of Technological Innovation? Christina Villella looks back on the 2022 Digital Health Forum and reflects about the state of digital health and future trends and challenges, particularly equity, governance and human resources. Read more ›

Data entry officers addressing backlog in Mali.

Mali: Improved COVID-19 surveillance data quality enables better decision-making

The Ministry of Health and Social Development of Mali has been using the DHIS2 platform for Health Information System data management at all levels since 2016. It has been a priority to improve data reporting and real-time decision-making in the country.  Read more ›

Abou Dan Baskoré, Statistics Division Chief

Implementing tools and building capacity around data quality review in Niger

CHISU is helping coordinate the implementation of data quality review (DQR) tools in Niger in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Directorate of Statistics. Although the country deployed the DHIS2 data management platform in 2017, quality data collection remained problematic, particularly for the routine Health Information System (HIS). Read more ›

CHISU webinar: Challenges and Opportunities with Linking Malaria Data – Perspectives from Ghana and Malawi

Challenges & opportunities linking malaria data – Perspectives from Ghana and Malawi

On August 31, the USAID Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Project hosted their webinar titled, “Challenges and Opportunities with Linking Malaria Data – Perspectives from Ghana and Malawi.” Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, Deputy Director, CHISU Project, moderated the webinar with panelists:  Read more ›

Global Digital Health Forum 2022

Areas that CHISU is looking forward to learning about at the Digital Health Forum

The Global Digital Health Forum 2022, taking place from December 5-7 2022 as a hybrid event – virtual (Asia and East Africa time zones) & in-person at Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia –  is calling for abstracts. The submission deadline is August 21. Read more ›

Participants collaborate during workshop

Malawi: A roadmap for improving the health information system

“We need to take stock of our achievements and identify persistent gaps where we can target our health information systems and monitoring and evaluation investments. I wish to thank the USAID funded CHISU program for providing the support for this process to take place.”  Read more ›

CHISU supports gender mainstreaming in Burkina Faso

Breastfeeding breaks: CHISU supports gender mainstreaming in Burkina Faso

The Country Health Information Systems and Data Use project (CHISU) is implementing breastfeeding breaks during training in Burkina Faso, starting with a recent workshop on event-based surveillance for community agents from the Ministries of Health, Environment and Animal Resources to identify potential public health threats at the community level. Read more ›