By Tara Newton, Communications Officer, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/John Healey. Dr. Tove Ryman, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, views vaccination records during a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi Clinic in Livingstone, Zambia. This blog series launches the BID Story, an
By Jacqui Deelstra, Senior Communications Associate, PATH and Tara Newton, Communications Officer, PATH Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A young patient holds a child health card. Global funders, country policymakers, and immunization program implementers know that the use of high-quality data is a cornerstone of well-functioning immunization programs. When high-quality data is available, public health d
By Saumu Juma, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People A mother’s perspective Dr. Dafrossa Lyimo has experienced Tanzania’s digital transformation as both a mother and a health professional. As a mother to four children, she understands the long distances children often travel for a life-saving vaccine and the disappointment of being turned away because of vaccine stock-outs, amo
By: Akachi Mbogu, Abiola Ojumu, Dr. Sebastian Ilomuanya, Temidayo Ogunrinu, Dr. Shola Dele-Olowu, and Dr. Owens Wiwa Every day at primary health centers across Nigeria, the Officer In-Charge (OIC) manages the routine immunization (RI) program, which ensures that hundreds of children under the age of one safely receive their required vaccinations at the right time. The OIC’s role is dynamic. In add
By Drew Arenth, Chief Business Officer, macro-eyes Posted in Uncategorized Photo: macro-eyes. The macro-eyes team poses with Hassan Mtenga of the BID Initiative, and Dr. Dafrossa Lyimo, Program Manager for Immunization and Vaccine Development in Tanzania. Electronic immunization registries (EIRs) offer a comprehensive solution to closing the immunization gap. With more than 1,600 health facilities
By Henry Mwanyika, Regional Digital Health Director, PATH and Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Paulo Urioh, a nurse at Mareu Health Center in Tanzania, uses a tablet to reference immunization records. The following post appeared on path.org .  Aziza Ahmed Seif, a health care provider in Tanga,
Dr. Francis Dien Mwansa: EPI manager celebrates ‘my system’ – how country partnerships have defined BID’s success By Mali Kambandu, Communications Officer, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanzania and Zambia betw
Dear Colleagues,   We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from the calendar year of 2017.    In this edition, we
Matt Berg: The catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development | Better Immunization Data Initiative By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Chimwasu Njapawu. A health worker checks immunization data on a tablet. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design
We are working with partners to transform the cold chain equipment market to increase access to affordable, optimal technology that is needed to protect about $1 billion worth of vaccines annually from damage due to exposure to freezing temperatures. Read through our case study to learn about how we are helping impact the refrigerator market for low- and middle-income countries. Original author: C
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Dr. Eddie Mukooyo Sefuluya (center), a BID Learning Network, participates in a study visit to Tanzania. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanza
Uganda’s immunization program officials and civil society representatives share experiences, learn about Tanzania’s electronic immunization system By Brian Atuhaire, Immunization and Advocacy Manager Posted in Packaging , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Digitalizing immunization records helps health workers make more informed decisions about where there are g
DRC delegates journey to Tanzania to learn about the benefits of digital innovation for closing the immunization gap By Guy Bokongo Nkumu, Advocacy and Policy Manager, PATH and Lysette Kavira, Senior Program Assistant, PATH Posted in Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health workers consult patients at the Usa River Health Center in Tanzania. This is the first blog in a series from
BID by the numbers: New data reveals time-savings, more empowered decision-making among health workers By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Monitoring & Evaluation , People , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A health worker reviews immunization data in Tanzania. This blog series launches the BID Story, and recounts our journey to de
By Laurie Werner, Global Director, BID Initiative Posted in News , People , Policies & Practices , Products This blog series launches the BID Story , and recounts our journey to design, develop, and implement data quality and use interventions in Tanzania and Zambia between 2014 and 2018. Five years. Two electronic immunization registries (EIRs). Nineteen design countries who regularly input t
Project Updates Expanding choice through new product introduction New and improved contraceptive technologies hold tremendous potential to expand family planning options and choice for women and men around the world. JSI has extensive experience introducing new and next generation family planning products into existing markets. We work at the global, country and community levels  to monitor procur
By Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Posted in News , People , Policies & Practices , Practices The following post appeared on Gavi’s Got Vaccines? Got Life! blog. In the harsh, dry highland plains of the Ngorongoro region of Tanzania stands a small red tent – a tiny speck of colour in an otherwise dusty, lifeless landscape. It can be seen from several kilometres away, and that is precisely the point
Reflections from the inaugural OpenHIE Community Meeting: Learning, sharing, growing, and innovating By Amanda BenDor, Paul Biondich, Carl Fourie, Eden Tarimo, and Jamie Thomas Posted in News , Policies & Practices , Products Photo: PATH/Chimwasu Njapawu. A health worker checks immunization data on a tablet. The following post appeared on the OpenHIE blog . Organizing an international five-day
BID launches generic tools to help other likeminded countries implement data quality and use interventions | Better Immunization Data Initiative BID launches generic tools to help other likeminded countries implement data quality and use interventions By Laurie Werner, Global Director, BID Initiative Posted in Packaging , Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A young patient holds a child health car
By Celina Kareiva, Communications Associate, BID Initiative Posted in Monitoring & Evaluation , News , Policies & Practices Photo credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Riccardo Gangale. Women and children wait for vaccinations at the Ngarenaro Health Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new immunization data from 2017 that reveals globa