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Improving Routine Data for Child Health and Nutrition
August 23, 2017
USAID in collaboration with USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) will host an invite-only conference in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 19-22, 2017 focused on ensuring child health and nutrition data from national health information systems are available, accessible, of high quality and used for decisionmaking. It is anticipated that over 100 participants, representing over 11 regional countries will attend the workshop. All of the participating countries are at different stages of progress in rolling out and strengthening their routine health information systems (HIS). This workshop will provide an opportunity for countries to share lessons learned and to tackle challenges/gaps in there systems.
The Africa Regional Workshop on Improving Routine Data for Child Health in National Health Information Systems will help participants:
- Identify gaps in routine child health and nutrition data available from national health information systems;
- Identify approaches to strengthen the strategic value, consistency, validity and reliability of routine child health and nutrition data available from national health information systems;
- Apply promising approaches to improve routine child health and nutrition data availability.
Visit the conference website for more information.