With up-to-date and reliable information, providers can make sounder care decisions, governments can better direct supplies and personnel, and individuals can take charge of their health. We help to build and deploy systems to support the collection and use of high-quality health information.
How We Make an Impact
We help build and deploy affordable health management information systems to enable efficient collection, integration and application of health data. In Pakistan, through the Maternal and Child Integrated Health Program, Jhpiego developed an electronic immunization management information system with an integrated mobile messaging platform to register and track immunization status and improve vaccine coverage. After 18 months, 65% of all registered women had been vaccinated with two doses of the tetanus toxoid vaccine (up from 26%) and 52% of all registered children were fully immunized (up from 18%).
We develop solutions to support continuous monitoring of performance and quality across the health system, giving countries the tools they need to ensure the health of their people. In Mozambique, as voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services were scaled up, Jhpiego developed an electronic client registry to provide daily data on adverse events and follow-up visits, as well as sociodemographic data. This real-time data capture has helped to improve the quality and safety of services and service delivery. As of February 28, 2019, Jhpiego-supported projects in Mozambique have provided more than 1.2 million VMMCs.
We promote the sharing and use of critical public health information, using digital tools to make data more accessible. In India, for example, we helped state governments visualize data using electronic dashboards to make informed budget decisions on family planning and maternal health services. And in Tanzania, we used geographic information systems (GIS) to map and target key populations for HIV testing and voluntary male medical circumcision.
Since 2015, Jhpiego-supported projects have helped to develop or improve 16 human resource information systems, ensuring that trained health workers are deployed where they are needed.
In Mozambique, Jhpiego technical experts helped to build eSIP-Saúde, a human resource information system, onto the Ministry of Health and Government of Mozambique’s existing systems, an innovation that saved significant application development costs. The system is in operation in all 11 provinces, is used by more than 200 human resources personnel, and tracks more than 40,000 employees throughout the country. The data collected supports human resource management, salary, pre- and in-service training and forecasting.
Maternal and Child Survival Program
In Liberia, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) worked with the Ministry of Health to design and deploy a web-based pre-service institution information system for managing student records. The web portal includes a reporting module with easy-to-read dashboards and downloadable reports for use by the Ministry of Health and regulatory boards. The system promotes the use of data for informed decision-making to enhance education quality across the country.
To increase the reach of Tanzania’s voluntary medical male
circumcision (VMMC) program, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project
(MCHIP) used a geographic information system (GIS) to target mobile outreach
campaigns. MCHIP used the interactive digital maps to extend VMMC services—which
reduce female-to-male transmission of HIV—to “the last kilometer,” bringing
this lifesaving care closer to men and boys in rural areas.
HMISs play a vital role in decision-making at all levels of
the health system. To help understand the challenges and possibilities of HMISs
for supporting maternal, newborn, and child health in 24 United States Agency
for International Development priority countries, the Maternal and Child
Survival Program reviewed the availability of data related to key lifesaving
interventions and health outcomes.
WHO’s Global Health Observatory provides health statistics for
more than 1,000 health-related indicators. It includes dashboards with
visualizations on progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and data
portals for women’s and children’s health and progress toward universal health
The Directorate General of Family Planning, Bangladesh, recognizes the importance of having accurate health information—and the tools and trained health workers to collect this data. This video shows how the Directorate General, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, icddr,b, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project, SIAPS, and MEASURE Evaluation, uses digital tools to improve health care for women and families.