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New DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines

New DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines

Published on: Nov 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines aim to serve as a practical guide for national and local-decision makers involved in the design, planning,...
Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

Published on: Jan 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
 Tara is a frontline health worker who sits in a small, but meticulously clean clinic at the southernmost point of one of Vanuatu’s more remote islands....
4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam

4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam

Published on: Sep 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam
We all know the dangers of “pilotitis” in the ICT4D and mHealth space. The potential for new ideas and innovations is seemingly limitless, but challenges arise...
The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

Published on: Jan 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Meet Kou, a health worker in rural Nimba County, Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, Kou took action to combat the disease, going door-to-door in her community to...
3 Lessons Learned Deploying eHealth Solutions for Nigerian Health Systems

3 Lessons Learned Deploying eHealth Solutions for Nigerian Health Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned Deploying eHealth Solutions for Nigerian Health Systems
The Federal Ministry of Health has identified several key challenges for the healthcare system in Nigeria to ensure the availability of life-saving commodities...
The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Open data offers many improvements for governance and services. As technology allows for more interoperability and a stronger free-flow of information, the government...
Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?

Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?

Published on: Feb 15 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Are Government M&E Systems Effectively Robust and Coordinated?
The development community is increasingly interested in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in aid recipient governments as one strategy for...
How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information

How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information

Published on: Mar 27 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information
Would you want to improve family planning knowledge and effect behavior change with 300,000+ people in Tanzania, using a proven technology approach that was developed...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...