The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use (CHISU) program experienced remarkable growth from October 2022–September 2023, expanding from nine countries and regions at the beginning of the year to 17 at the end of the year. CHISU was engaged in 10 global technical activities at the beginning of the year, and 26 at the end of the year.
We experienced remarkable growth this past year, expanding from nine countries and regions at the start of the year to 17 by the year’s end. To learn more about our work to support digital transformation around the world, check out our annual report covering our third year of implementation.
The Country Health Information Systems and Data Use program (CHISU) is a six-year USAID funded cooperative agreement (2020-2026) focused on strengthening health information systems (HIS), enabling sharing of data between systems and its use, and supporting countries’ self-reliance by enhancing capacity for local leadership and engagement in every aspect of health data.
The Health Information System (HIS) Stages of Continuous Improvement (SOCI) Toolkit measures the status and goals of an HIS across five stages, identifies gaps, and supports the development of roadmaps to improve HIS capabilities related to processes, people, and systems essential for achieving a country’s health goals.
Supportive supervision is the process of mentoring staff to improve their own work performance continuously. It has been implemented widely across a variety of health areas, but often lacks structure, and continuity from prior visits.
These briefs describe CHISU’s current and upcoming activities in the countries where we work. Learn more about our efforts to support countries’ digital transformation and strengthen their health information systems.
This report covers CHISU’s work during the first half of the third year of implementation, from October 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. It includes 26 country-level activities in 13 countries; six regional-level activities in one region and one subregion; 12 global technical activities; six cross-cutting global program activities; and two U.S.
CHISU’s second year was characterized by highly collaborative relationships within countries and across global bodies, and project growth, including in the number of countries, regions, areas of work, and experts.
As USAID’s flagship HIS and data project, CHISU works around four strategic objectives, with cross-cutting emphasis on gender integration into data transformation efforts. Important in this journey is identifying and empowering local institutions. This model allows for rapid response on the ground. See the program's Year Two implementation highlights.
CHISU has a defined, measurable and repeatable approach, tailored to each country or regional context
and strategy, that can clearly demonstrate progression in a country’s health information systems and
digital journey. Important in this journey is identifying and empowering local institutions.
Global surveys and data collection efforts focus mainly on binary cisgender sex-disaggregation of data. This binary focus excludes transgender and gender non conforming populations, thereby further marginalizing them
Strong health information systems (HIS) are essential for a country to meet its health goals. A strong HIS
should be well-defined, comprehensive, functional, adaptable and resilient, and scalable (MEASURE
Evaluation, 2018a). The system should be able to collect, manage, analyze, and disseminate health data in a
Des systèmes d'information sanitaire (SIS) robustes sont essentiels aux pays pour l’atteinte de leurs objectifs en matière de santé. Un SIS robuste doit être bien défini, complet, fonctionnel, adaptable et résilient, et évolutif (MEASURE Evaluation, 2018a).
La boîte à outils des stades d'amélioration continue du système d'information sanitaire (SIS) mesure l'état et les objectifs d'un SIS à travers cinq stades, identifie les lacunes et soutient le développement de stratégies visant à améliorer les capacités du SIS liées aux processus, aux personnes et aux systèmes essentiels afin d'atteindre les objectifs sanitaires d'un pays.
Les pays ou les organisations peuvent utiliser cette échelle pour évaluer, planifier et prioriser les investissements visant à renforcer un système d'information sanitaire (SIS), en fonction de la situation actuelle du SIS et de celle qu'ils souhaitent atteindre.
The Health Information Systems Interoperability Maturity Toolkit consists of a health information systems (HIS)
interoperability maturity model, a maturity assessment tool, and this guide for users of the model and the tool.