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  • 1. Partnerships for Strengthening Health Information Systems in Latin America and Caribbean
    MEASURE Evaluation Partner’s Meeting
    11 May, 2010
  • 2. BackgroundWhy did we do this?
    Poor performance of Health Information Systems (HIS) in America region
    Inadequate coordination and collaboration among donor agencies to strengthen HIS in America region
  • 3. Justification
    USAID/LAC Regional Strategy for Strengthening Health Information Systems
    Pan American Health Organization’s Strategic Plan 2003-2007 & 2008-2012.
    World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Metrics Network (HMN).
    Mesoamerican Health Initiative is a regional public-private partnership between the Mesoamerican countries private foundations, and bilateral donors.
  • 4. Partnership Model
  • 5. Partnership Model
  • 6. Partnership Model
  • 7. Our role?
    Facilitators of country led processes
    Continually encouraging country ownership
    Sustainability by promoting investment in country led plans
  • 8. Methods
    Health Metrics Network Framework and Situational Analysis Monitoring Tool (SAMT)
    PRISM (Performance of Routine Information Systems Management) Framework and Tools
  • 9. ResultsAvailable documentation
  • 10. Results
    View HIS broadly
    Established an HIS strengthening process
    Increased efficiency & effectiveness in terms of human and financial resources
  • 11. Results
    2006 RHIS course for Latin America
    2008 HMN Technical Support Partnership, MEASURE Evaluation Team Leader for LAC region.
    2009 MEASURE Evaluation & PAHO advisory role to the Mesoamerican Health Initiative for HIS strengthening.
  • 12. Results
  • 13. MEASURE Evaluation is a MEASURE project funded by the
    U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by
    the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill in partnership with Futures Group International,
    ICF Macro, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health,
    and Tulane University. Views expressed in this presentation do not
    necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.
    MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's
    primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and
    evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide.