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Weekly Malaria Monitoring Helps Mali Track Potential Outbreaks on a Web-based Database
The USAID mission in Mali requested MEASURE Evaluation to support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to expand its malaria data reporting system to some of the health facilities in the region and to ensure timely and accurate malaria case reporting as a way to identify and head off any outbreak. MEASURE Evaluation responded by setting up a Malaria Epidemic Surveillance System (MESS) for early detection of malaria outbreaks.
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Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak
Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus. MEASURE Evaluation conducted a rapid assessment to understand better the effects of Ebola and published a journal article on the results.
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Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality of EHRs
Use of electronic health records (EHRs) can improve quality of care, reduce costs, enhance patient mobility, improve reliability, and enable evidence-based medicine. However, to realize these benefits, privacy, security, and confidentiality of EHRs must be ensured.
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Gender Data Sheds Light on Vulnerable Populations in Zambia
When policymakers get access to gender-related data to inform national health strategies, as well as program development and implementation, health outcomes for vulnerable populations improve.
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Transforming Rural Health Workers' Jobs through Digitization
Effective use of digital information and communication technologies is poised now to change the way rural health workers work and to offer them an increased level of efficiency. In Bangladesh, a pilot program has begun transforming the rural health workers’ jobs and the accuracy of the data they gather.
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Improving Data Use to Combat Malaria in the DRC
National- and provincial-level staff from the National Malaria Control Program, Health Management Information System Division, and other malaria organizations and implementing partners are in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to participate in data collection for a MEASURE Evaluation data use assessment.
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Visualizing What Needs to Be Done for Better Health
For the past year, MEASURE Evaluation has been providing technical assistance to a cadre of 14 health professionals in Zambia to create compelling health information products that communicate and lead to action.
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Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy, and Security
MEASURE Evaluation undertook an assessment to study how mobile phone user behavior among health workers in LMICs may affect data quality—including data privacy, security, and confidentiality.
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Going Paperless
MEASURE Evaluation helps Swaziland ensure data quality as the country digitizes its health information system.
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Factors that Affect Collection and Use of Sex- and Age-Disaggregated Data
MEASURE Evaluation has released three publications to help donors, governments, and groups working on health information systems to better understand factors that affect collection and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
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