Data use case studies for Universal Health Coverage (UHC): from theory to practice

The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is a community of policymakers and practitioners working together to bridge the gap between healthcare theory and practice. Through a unique model for joint problem solving, JLN members build on real experience to create and experiment with new ideas and tools for expanding health coverage and improving health outcomes. Presenters showcased newly released case studies on data governance and data use developed by the JLN’s Data Foundations collaborative.

Sustaining local software and innovation ecosystems

There is a critical need for locally-sourced and -owned technology literacy, capacity and innovation in order for digital health solutions to be sustained long-term. This session brought together three efforts to address this need. Learn how the West Africa Health Informatics Team is building sustainable regional ICT capacity for digital health projects, the Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact is driving health innovation in Uganda and OpenMRS is building a healthy open source community.

Speakers included:

Learning as we go: Adaptive Management for Digital Health

Data collected during digital health project implementation can be impactful not just externally, but also internally, where they can also be used to improve the implementation itself. GirlEffect’s SRHR chatbot provided key insights into how to measure digital interventions and how to balance measurement with the core objectives of a digital intervention. The ACCELERATE project’s Think | BIG (Behavioral Integration Guidance) process is an evidence-driven, systems approach to integrating behavior change into global health portfolios, allowing for mid-course corrections.

Performance Support Tools: Improving Job Skills for Health Workers in Nigeria through Mobile Training

Do you manage a health workforce? Are you responsible for training nurses and point-of care providers? In this session, participants will hear from three presenters. The first, presenting on improving job skills for health workers in Nigeria through mobile training– an example of how one mHealth tool is transforming health worker access to on-the-job skills training, building knowledge and confidence.