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The Journey to Vaccines for All

The Journey to Vaccines for AllAs COVID-19 disrupts routine immunization, JSI remains committed to helping countries build equitable and strong health systems. Vaccines can prevent life-altering diseases, giving everyone a better chance to pursue full, healthy lives. As COVID-19 disrupts routine immunization, JSI remains committed to helping countr...
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3 ways immunization data tools are flexing to fight COVID-19 in Africa

By Hassan Mtenga, Country Lead, Health System Strengthening Project, PATHPosted in News, ProductsPhoto: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Riccardo Gangale. Nurses scan child health cards to verify which vaccinations are required using tablets and an electronic immunization registry at the Ngarenaro Health Center in Arusha, Tanzania.This post firs...
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Recognizing Health Workers on the Frontline

It’s World Health Worker Week, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all acutely aware of the importance of health workers. This year’s theme, “Leaders on the Line,” highlights how health workers, in service to others, often put themselves and their families at great risk. This was true before the world had heard of COVID-19, and will remain so whe...
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Countries gather in Lusaka for BID Learning Network meeting to strengthen digital and data capacity

By Masaina Bwakya, Change Management Lead, PATHPosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), PeoplePhoto: PATH/Paul Nindi. BLN members met in Lusaka in March to share their experiences with digital and data solutions. As part of the meeting, BLN members visited facilities to see how health data is managed and visualized.For Silemane Ouedraogo, an Expanded ...
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Our business continuity through COVID-19

Dear Friends and Colleagues,As we embark on another week in this difficult and rapidly changing environment, our hearts go out to the people who have been infected and those whose lives have been disrupted by this outbreak.  I want to let you know how we are working to ensure the well-being of our employees and communities as we work to reduce the ...
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The costs of electronic immunization registries, sharing BID’s experience to help other countries plan

The costs of electronic immunization registries, sharing BID’s experience to help other countries planBy Mercy Mvundura, Senior Health Economist, PATH and Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, PATHPosted in Packaging, Policies & Practices, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health workers use an electronic immunization registry in Tan...
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Building Women's Skills and Improving Health Outcomes

Building Women's Skills and Improving Health OutcomesCelebrating International Women's Day, 2020 An equal world is an enabled world. JSI strives to find and implement solutions that improve family planning services, supply chains, and the capacity of local leaders to help women access the health services they need. We are committed to gender equity...
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Case study celebrates lessons and catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development across three countries

Case study celebrates lessons and catalytic potential of rapid, iterative software development across three countriesBy Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications Associate, BID InitiativePosted in Packaging, Policies & Practices, ProductsPakistan, Zambia, and Kenya are among a growing number of countries implementing electronic immunization registr...
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Advancing Health Equity to Provide Better Health Outcomes for All

U.S. Health Services, February 2020 Despite advances in health care access and quality, many people face discrimination and structural and systemic barriers that result in significant health inequities and disparities. Turning this around requires consistent application of a health equity framework built on a deep understanding of social, economic,...
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BID Learning Network expands services, mentoring countries across sub-Saharan Africa in digital and data solutions

BID Learning Network expands services, mentoring countries across sub-Saharan Africa in digital and data solutionsBy Chilunga Puta, Director of the BID Learning Network, PATHPosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), People, Policies & Practices, ProductsGraphic: PATH. The BID Learning Network has expanded its services to include targeted mentorship...
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New strategy and systems cement Tanzania’s digital health leadership

Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Paulo Urioh, a nurse at Mareu Health Center in Tanzania uses his facility’s electronic immunization registry. Last year, Tanzania launched a new national digital health strategy that will pave the way for more digital innovation.The following post appeared on path.org. The Government of Tanzania is calling for an end to “p...
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Strengthening Health Systems through Digital Health and Data Use

Strong health information systems (HIS) are an essential building block of an effective health system. From measuring improvements in health outcomes and progressively working toward global health security to ensuring that people receive coordinated, high-quality healthcare, JSI has been supporting countries to develop, deploy, manage, and use HIS ...
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WHO IB-VPD and Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin - February 2020

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 f...
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New Year, New Website, Same Mission: Better Health Outcomes for All

JANUARY 2020The new decade has officially begun and brings with it opportunities to share and learn from each other. I’m excited to tell you that it also brings a new and improved JSI website!JSI’s greatest asset is our people, and our organizational culture and values have long been a critical factor in our success. The new site amplifies the voic...
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Lessons from the frontlines of the digital revolution: The BID Learning Network mentors countries invested in digital solutions

Lessons from the frontlines of the digital revolution: The BID Learning Network mentors countries invested in digital solutionsBy Hassan Mtenga, Country Lead Health System Strengthening, BID InitiativePosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), People, Policies & Practices, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health professionals visit Kaoleni Health C...
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Lessons from the frontlines of the digital revolution: The BID Learning Network mentors countries invested in digital solutions

Lessons from the frontlines of the digital revolution: The BID Learning Network mentors countries invested in digital solutionsBy Hassan Mtenga, Country Lead Health System Strengthening, BID InitiativePosted in BID Learning Network (BLN), People, Policies & Practices, ProductsPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. Health professionals visit Kaoleni Health C...
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Zambia’s Ministry of Health collaborates with BID and others to strengthen immunization system

By Masaina Bwakya, Change Management Lead, BID InitiativePosted in PracticesPhoto: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/John Healey. Gertrude Tembo holds her baby during a vaccination service at the Mahatma Gandhi Clinic in Livingstone, Zambia. The Mahatma Gandhi Clinic is one of the first clinics to use data quality and use interventions under the ...
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Zambia’s Ministry of Health collaborates with BID and others to strengthen immunization system

By Masaina Bwakya, Change Management Lead, BID InitiativePosted in PracticesPhoto: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/John Healey. Gertrude Tembo holds her baby during a vaccination service at the Mahatma Gandhi Clinic in Livingstone, Zambia. The Mahatma Gandhi Clinic is one of the first clinics to use data quality and use interventions under the ...
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Happy Holidays from JSI

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Publication round-up: BID publishes new costing data, learnings, and best practices

By Celina Kareiva, Senior Communications AssociatePosted in Packaging, People, Policies & Practices, PracticesPhoto: PATH/Trevor Snapp. A health worker at Mareu Health Center in Tanzania checks her mobile phone. New evidence demonstrates that digital tools are improving immunization service delivery.The BID Initiative is committed to advancing ...
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