Tanzania’s Health Data Collaborative: A plan for the interoperability of all data on health

The Tanzania Health Data Collaborative was formally launched in Dar es Salaam this week The government on Wednesday signed a health data collaborative communique with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and development partners group with a focus to support the plans to improve the quality of health data and health information systems. Following the signing […]

OpenLMIS Streamlines Reporting and Reduces Stockout Risk in Malawi 

On August 17, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project rolled out OpenLMIS 3.0, a new web-based application replacing the increasingly cumbersome legacy database system, Supply Chain Manager (SCMgr). OpenLMIS simplifies and expedites the process for health facilities and service providers to report on health commodities in stock and in […]

Zambia improves real-time tracking of vaccines, reduces stock outs

In Zambia, spreadsheets, paper registries and phone calls were once the only way for staff in the Ministry of Health, based in the capital Lusaka, to know if district and provincial health facilities and warehouses had adequate supply of vaccines. Since none of the supply registries were connected to the national warehouse, reporting was never […]

Malaria Indicator Surveys

This website serves as a home for Malaria Indicator Survey datasets and documentation. The datasets are publicly available for downloading after a simple registration process. For more information about each survey, check the Table of Malaria Indicator Surveys and the List of Malaria Resources and Technical Assistance Agencies below. The table also includes MIS surveys […]

Global Fund frustrates Uganda’s plans to strengthen health information infrastructures

On 20 March 2017, the Uganda country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a funding request to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria containing three components: TB/HIV, malaria and RSSH (resilient and sustainable systems for health). The CCM also submitted a proposed program split for its 2017-2019 allocation. According the Global Fund Observer, however, […]

Interoperability of health systems using OpenHIE

The fundamental basis of interoperability is in harmonizing the context with which information is collected in so that it’s broadly reusable to a much larger set of stakeholders. The OpenHIE architecture supports interoperability by creating a framework that maximally leverages health information standards, enables flexible implementation by country partners, and supports interchangeability of individual components. […]