By Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative
Posted in People, Policies & Practices, Products, Uncategorized
In Tanzania, the government expanded data quality and use interventions to five more regions, including Mwanza, Njombe, Morogoro, Geita and Lindi. The Tanzania electronic immunization registry (TImR) is now being used in nine regions and 2,060 facilities in 66 districts across the country. It’s an exciting milestone for the BID Initiative because it represents the largest number of regions to implement data quality and use interventions in the shortest period of time.
The regions represent a diverse geography and demographic. Some regions are geographically large such as Morogoro. Others are very populous, such as Mwanza and Geita. There are more children in these two regions than any other to implement data quality and use interventions to date. This has big implications for TImR and immunization coverage because the system will be able to identify, record, and track children’s vaccinations. It will also ensure they receive the necessary vaccines in a timely manner.