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USAID Digital Health Activity – Annual Report 2019-2020


This report presents the major achievements of the Digital Health Activity (DHA) in its first year, October 2019 to September 2020. The DHA is a five-year, USAID-funded Activity implemented by John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to support Ethiopia’s Health Information Revolution (IR) Agenda. This is a shortened version of the annual report submitted to USAID in September 2020. 

During the first Activity Year, DHA, in collaboration with the MOH:

  • Scaled up the implementation of the electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) in 270 health posts.
  • Piloted an electronic medical record (EMR) system.
  • Built the capacity of thousands of health professionals on the second edition of the District Health Information Software (DHIS2).
  • Developed new systems and added features to existing systems used by the MOH, the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supplies Agency (EPSA), and the Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration (EFDA).
  • Developed dashboards and trained health managers and health service providers to promote data-driven decision-making.
  • Drafted policies, strategies, and guidelines to create conducive legal and policy environments for the rollout of the IR agenda.

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