Over the past decade, the Government of Ethiopia in collaboration with development partners has invested in building an effective health information system. Despite the many progresses made in Ethiopia in terms of building a health information system, however, there remain challenges related to limited availability of data, poor quality data, and limited use of data at all levels of the health system.
Recently, a consortium led by JSI was awarded the Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (EDUP) project which aims to improve the use of high-quality routine information in the health sector, contributing to improved quality, efficiency and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels.
Click the link here to listen to the presentation followed by discussion with Dr. Theo Lippeveld on the EDUP project progress and future goals.
Theo Lippeveld is a public health physician with more than thirty years of experience in health policy analysis, health services planning in developing countries, and monitoring and evaluation. Formerly the vice-president of the International Division of JSI, he currently works as a Senior HIS Advisor on the MEASURE Evaluation Project. His specific area of strength and focus in the last 25 years has been the design and implementation of national routine health information systems. He is co-founder and President of the Routine Health Information Network (RHINO) and has published numerous articles and books on information systems.