Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Immunisation Collaboration

The HealthEnabled collaboration with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, aims to strengthen and complement the work of national health systems to ensure continuous data strengthening and improvements in immunisation coverage and equity. The project assessed the current use of digital health systems to support Gavi’s Data Strategy and M&E targets with focused engagement on prioritized technologies and countries. The project began in September 2019 and continues until December 2022.

Partners

  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • UNICEF
  • WHO
  • CIESIN

Activities

HealthEnabled is focused on two workstreams resulting in a rich library of publications, reports, resource guides, and research designs. The first workstream ensured that digital strategies and platforms are well understood, documented, and aligned with priority immunisation outcomes. Assessments of the state of evidence, experiences and lessons from immunisation programming were conducted for geospatial data and technologiessocial listening tools for demand generation, RapidPro for immunisation campaigns and DHIS2 for immunisation data collection, management and use. Two ongoing research projects were also developed in the first phase of the project for Zindagi Mehfooz, an electronic immunisation registry in Pakistan and Mapping for Health, the application of geospatial data and technologies for immunisation planning initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These studies are on-going and are scheduled for completion in 2022.

The second workstream focused on understanding country experiences using digital health tools to strengthen immunisation strategies with rapid assessments in Papua New Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria. HealthEnabled also supported Gavi in a prioritization exercise for future investments in digital health information.

HealthEnabled’s support to Gavi’s digital health and data strategy involved engagement and partnership with a large team of international agencies, governments, academic partners, implementers and donors.

Results

The collaboration resulted in a broad range of resources and publications, including reviews of prioritized technology applications and strategies for immunisation data strengthening like GIS and Social Listening, on-going impact evaluation studies, and analyses of country digital health experiences to inform recommendations for national and global immunisation strategies.

The collaboration has demonstrated the powerful role that digital technologies play in improving immunisation service delivery and health outcomes when built on evidence, experience and well-established partnerships between funders, implementers and end-users.

More Projects

Projects we are currently working on include:

Global Health Index Launch 2019

GLOBAL HEALTH INDEX- Launch 2019

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Global Digital Health Index launch

Global

A global group of leaders at the World Health Assembly today launched the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries. The GDHI will empower health ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry players to make informed strategic decisions as they build sustainable digital health solutions at scale

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The Global Digital Health Index

Global

An interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates, and scores the effective use of digital technology for health across WHO Member States.

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Faster to Zero

South Africa and Uganda

The goal of the project is to increase the impact of digital health solutions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through an integrated digital health system and approach.

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Unfinished Business

South Africa

The Unfinished Business initiative was established to ensure that 90% of children living with HIV, TB and malnutrition are identified early and linked to the treatment, care and support that they need.

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MomConnect

South Africa

MomConnect is a South Africa National Department of Health (NDOH) initiative that provides tailored information to pregnant women and new mothers about pregnancy, birth and care of an infant.

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Some of the initiatives that we have previously worked on include:

Digital Self-Care Framework

Global

The Self-Care Evidence and Learning Working Group of the Self-Care Trailblazers Group partnered with HealthEnabled to develop a framework that provides practical guidance for effectively designed, implemented, and researched digital health in support of self-care.

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Immunisation Collaboration

Global

HealthEnabled has worked with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and various Alliance members and partners on a multi-year initiative to enhance the strategic use of digital technology data for immunisation programming.

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AIDS-free Generation

South Africa

UNICEF South Africa commissioned HealthEnabled to investigate current digital health initiatives targeting sexual and reproductive health among youth and identify opportunities to better engage with that population, providing information and resources that promote healthy behaviors.

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UNCoLSC

Global, with a focus on Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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ICT for Child Protection Case Management in Emergencies

Global, with fieldwork in Kenya and South Sudan

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mothers2mothers

Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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EGPAF, Tanzania

Tanzania

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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