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Going beyond denominators: Defining the value of electronic immunization registries to solve for health system barriers

Going beyond denominators: Defining the value of electronic immunization registries to solve for health system barriersBy Emily Carnahan, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager, PATHPosted in Monitoring & Evaluation, People, Practices, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Patients wait to receive immunization services at the Usa River Health...
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New consortium commits to strengthening immunization services in the face of COVID-19

By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, BID InitiativePosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), NewsPhoto: MCSP/Kate Holt. A nurse vaccinates a baby at a clinic in Accra, Ghana.Last month, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project that will accelerate and strengthen routine immunization programs by identif...
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Vietnam National Immunization Information System at the grassroots level of the commune health center

Eschewing the proper ten-finger typing style, her two pointed fingers darted over the keyboard like a woodpecker. It was quite amazing watching her operate the computer in her own nonconventional way—yet still, she was pretty efficient. The electronic immunization registry (EIR) didn't seem to pose much of a challenge to Mrs. Do Thi Phai, who has b...
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Journal article assesses the costs and savings of introducing electronic immunization registries

By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, BID InitiativePosted in Monitoring & Evaluation, People, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A patient uses her cellphone at the Usa River Health Center in Tanzania.As COVID-19 squeezes health systems, clinics and hospitals around the world are finding themselves strained by the global pandemic....
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How Health Centers are Advancing through COVID-19 & Beyond #ValueCHC

In 1965, the concept of a health center was proposed. Today, nearly 1,500 health centers with more than 13,000 service sites provide care to 28 million people across the United States. The centers have become an important source of community care for a range of patients, but their core mission is still to provide high-quality care regardless of inc...
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IAPHL Advisory Group 2020 Update

By Rachel Simon on July 16th, 2020IAPHL met with our Advisory Group in late June to provide an update on our website and social media strategy, country chapter engagement, and growing membership. To view the full presentation, click here.IAPHL Advisory Group 2020 UpdateOriginal linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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Sustaining family planning systems during COVID-19

2020 is a year unlike any other, and COVID-19 has brought to the fore the weaknesses in our health systems and opportunities for improvement. All services have been affected and family planning is no different.Despite many years of gains, the need has gone up, not down, as population size has increased and services have not kept up with demand for ...
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IAPHL has Joined the Partnership of Immunization Networks (PIN)

By Rachel Simon on July 8th, 2020As part of expanding IAPHL’s outreach, we are part of a newly formed group concerned with immunization. The Partnership of Immunization Networks (PIN) is comprised of five organizations with online platforms who serve the global immunization community. To learn more, click here. IAPHL has Joined the Partnership of I...
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Governing data for better health

By Ashley Bennett, Lead Governance Officer, PATH and Hallie Goertz, Director of Engagement, Center of Digital and Data Excellence, PATHPosted in Policies & PracticesPhoto: PATH. The Visualize No Malaria initiative contributes to the elimination of malaria by bringing real-time data to the frontlines. This post first appeared on the PATH website...
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Where to find JSI at AIDS 2020

AIDS2020 Satellite SessionUsing Human-Centered Design to Improve Outcomes Across the Continuum of CareJoin JSI Thursday, July 9, at 11 am EDT, for an AIDS2020 satellite session that explores using human-centered design across HIV prevention interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and self-testing, featuring: Emily Harris, USAID Off...
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Connecting in the time of COVID-19

By Jeff Bernson, Vice President, Technology, Analytics and Market Innovation, PATH and Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando, Regional Advocacy Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, PATHPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. BID Learning Network (BLN) members take part in a study visit. The BLN has taken on renewed importance providing virtual spaces for members to convene...
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HIV in 2020: Equity Demands Action

HIV in 2020: Equity Demands ActionJSI is committed to working with our partners and across our organizations to dismantle structural racism, which drives health disparities. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched and challenged our public health programs in sobering ways, exposing fundamental inequities in our health system and their resulting dispari...
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Strong Supply Chains Save Lives, Especially During a Pandemic

Strong Supply Chains Save Lives, Especially During a PandemicAs countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, already strained health supply chains are being further challenged.  As countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, already strained health supply chains are being further challenged. These supply chains are ...
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IAPHL Case Study

By Rachel Simon on June 16th, 2020Influence, an affiliated organization, conducted a case study on IAPHL last year. Click here to learn how moderated discussions, spontaneous member-led discussions, and requests for support have led to IAPHL’s success. IAPHL Case StudyOriginal linkOriginal author: Rachel Simon
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Will COVID-19 accelerate digital transformation? 5 ways the development community can “build back better”

Will COVID-19 accelerate digital transformation? 5 ways the development community can “build back better”By Kate Wilson, CEO of the Digital Impact Alliance and Skye Gilbert, Executive Director of Digital Square, PATHPosted in People, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki. Marie-Reine Rutagwera, a malaria surveillance specialist for PATH, and Monde Ma...
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BLN offers virtual platform for peer learning as countries square off against COVID-19

By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications AssociatePosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), People, Policies & PracticesPhoto: PATH/Paul Nindi. BLN members visit a health facility in Lusaka during an in-person meeting before COVID-19. The peer learning network has taken on new importance for its virtual spaces amid an evolving global pandemic.On a ...
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Join us on June 5th: COVID-19 and Climate Change Forum

Juliette KayyemBelfer Senior Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy SchoolFaculty Director, Homeland Security Project, Harvard UniversityFaculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Harvard UniversityGeorges C. Benjamin, MDExecutive Director, American Public Health Association Virtual Breakout SessionsLocal Response, Local SolutionsOrigi...
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Our continuing response to COVID-19

A Healthy Community is a More Resilient Community22 schools and community-based organizations and their partners have been working to improve the resilience of 245 communities by strengthening food systems, increasing availability of safe outdoor spaces, and promoting wellness policies and practices in schools, worksites, hospitals, and community o...
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Maintaining commitment to immunization in Africa through COVID-19 and beyond

Posted in BID Learning Network (BLN), News, Policies & Practices, ProductsPhoto: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Riccardo Gangale. A nurse administers vaccines to children at the Ngarenaro Health Center in Arusha, Tanzania.The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on health systems worldwide. The increasing demand on health facilities and h...
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#MakeYourMark: Supporting Older Americans this Month and Beyond

#MakeYourMark: Supporting Older Americans this Month and BeyondMay is Older Americans Month, now more than ever, building healthy communities for all must include the older people in our communities. Supporting Healthy Aging for AllWhy do we care about aging? In many parts of the world, people are living longer lives. Every day in the United States...
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