Niger Improvements to the Health Information System (Systeme National d'Information Sanitaire - SNIS)

Dates: 2009-2013

Country: Niger

Client(s): Other

Services: Applied Technology, Training

Technical Expertise: Health Systems Strengthening, Applied Technology

In 2009, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) was contracted through the Ministry of Health in Niger to provide technical assistance and systems strengthening to improve the National Health Information System of Niger. JSI is leading, coordinating and effecting the work on the Health Information System in Niger working in close collaboration with Ministry of Health.

The project is taking place in two phases. The first phase included the study of different data collection forms, implementation of the applications, training of regional level trainers to use the programs, evaluation of the use of data, and define the specifications for producing outputs for the system. This first phase led into the second phase which will end in 2012. The second phase includes finalizing the production of statistics and reports from the HIS, preparation of data, continued training on data utilization for decision making, amending and testing the tools developed and the training of three HMIS officers in the maintenance and management of the HMIS program. The end result of the project will be the establishment of two functional database systems, one for the Health Management Information System and one for the hospitals.