CHISU is helping Burundi strengthen malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME), routine health information systems, and data quality review and analysis in order to improve the availability and use of malaria data for decision making. The program also  strengthens data, technology, and health information systems (HIS) to support HIV activities in the country.

CHISU will work to enhance Burundi’s HIS governance systems and organizational structures; improve the development or adaptation and use of effective tools for measuring and monitoring the country’s HIS progression; strengthen the interoperability of data systems; and help Burundi to review and update its HIS strategic documents, standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, and digital health strategy.

CHISU will support the Ministry of Public Health (MOH) and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen their capacity in data visualization and use tools (such as the malaria dashboard application) to increase demand for and use of health data and information to address health priorities, gaps, and challenges. CHISU will also support efforts to improve data quality and use through the mentoring of MOH and NMCP staff in data quality reviews and the development of data quality assurance training curricula and a data use plan. 

The program will also work to strengthen the collective technical capacity of the National AIDS Programme (PNLS/IST/HIV) and SME focal persons at provincial and district levels, especially in the collection, quality, and use of health data. CHISU will build on Data.FI experience to support the MOH and the PNLS/IST/HIV to monitor the use of the SIDAInfo and unique identification (UID) systems to develop a national rollout plan of those systems and to assist PNLS/IST/HIV in their scale up nationwide.