Partnerships for Strengthening Health Information Systems in Latin America and Caribbean MEASURE Evaluation Partner’s Meeting 11 May, 2010
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
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.
Results View HIS broadly Established an HIS strengthening process Increased efficiency & effectiveness in terms of human and financial resources
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.
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