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    • From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results Symposium Agenda Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge – Arusha, Tanzania January 27, 2008 5:00 – 7:00 Registration Day 1 – January 28, 2008 7:30 -9:00 Registration 9:00 -9:35 Welcoming remarks Chair: James Watiti Kathleen Handley, Global Health Office, USAID, USA Scott Moreland, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA Christoph Bunge, Health Metrics Network, WHO, Switzerland Mofota Shomari, East, Central, Southern African Health Community, Tanzania Official opening speech Dr. Gilbert Mliga, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania 9:35 –9:45 Meeting objectives and overview of the agenda 9:45- 10:45 Keynote addresses Chair: Helen Lugina 1) Why now? The Importance of Evidence-based Decision-making Tara Nutley & Scott Moreland, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA 2) Objectives and Tools of the Health Metrics Network Christoph Bunge, Health Metrics Network, WHO, Switzerland 3) James Watiti, Research, Information and Advocacy Manager, ECSA, Tanzania ECSA Regional Advocacy Model to Catalyze Use of Health Data for Results 10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break 11:15 – 12:15 Changing the Big Picture – Impacting policy through use of data and information Plenary presentations and discussion Chair: Davies Gordon Dhlakama, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Zimbabwe
    • 1) Integrated Analysis and Advocacy, Tobi Saidel, Partnership for Epidemic Analysis, PEMA Consultants Pvt. Ltd., India 2) Revising the Nigerian National Policy on Population for Development, Unity, Progress and Self-reliance Theresa Ochu, ENHANSE Nigeria, Futures Group International, Nigeria 2:15 – 1:15 Telling the story - Informing advocacy/awareness raising efforts with evidence-based information Plenary presentations and discussion Chair: Kathleen Handley 1) The Case of Community-based Distribution of Injectable Contraceptives in Africa Christine Lasway, Contraceptive and Research Technology and Research Utilization Project, Family Health International, Tanzania 2) Evidence-Based Advocacy to Improve Health Sector Funding in Uganda Emily Bancroft, Health Action AIDS Africa Program, Physicians for Human Rights, USA 1:15 – 1:20 Introduction to Roundtables 1:20 – 2:30 Lunch 2:30 – 3:15 Practical Solutions 1 - Roundtable discussions on tools & approaches to facilitate data use Abstracts 1-11, 20 1) Strategic Planning for Community-based Organizations 2) Cancelled 3) Adding it up: Using GLASER to improve PEPFAR reporting 4) A User Friendly Spreadsheet Application for Routine Monitoring of HIV Viral Loads and CD4 Cell Counts and Percentages in Resource-limited Settings 5) Data Utilization for Strategic Planning at ELCT Hospitals Using Care 2x as a Tool 6) Utilizing health Survey Data to Encourage National HIV Policymakers to Address Men Who Have Sex with Men in Africa 7) Strengthening Research and Data Management Trough Capacity Building: The case of the Division of Reproductive Health in Kenya 8) Developing a Proactive Information Dissemination System Based on Partners Needs: The CHDC Uganda experience 9) Programming for FP: The art of science of Reality √ 2|Page
    • 10) Striking a Balance: Effective data use for informed decision making from closed patient management and monitoring systems 11) Mothers2mothers: Utilizing routinely collected data for program improvement 20) Evaluation of HMIS/M&E Design and Pilot Implementation in Ethiopia 22) Bridging the Gap Between Available Population Data and its Proper Use for Development Policy: Case studies from Uganda and Ethiopia 3:15 – 4:00 Practical Solutions 2 - Roundtable discussions on tools & approaches to facilitate data use Repeat of abstracts 1-11, 20 4:00-4:45 Practical Solutions 3 - Roundtable discussions on tools & approaches to facilitate data use Abstracts 12-19, 21, 22 12) Improving Patient Adherence to Antiretrioval Therapy by Using Clinic Level Data to Develop Interventions 13) Linking Health Expenditure Data to Rwanda’s Policy Development Process 14) Using Evidence to Improve Reproductive Health Programs: Lessons learned by the Division of Reproductive Health, MOH Kenya 15) Strengthening Follow-up of HIV-Exposed Infants Through the Use of a Standardized Follow-up Register in Zimbabwe 16) Using Performance-based Financing Data to Strengthen Program Design and Services 17) Research to Practice in Kenya: Process of an IUCD Re-introduction Strategy 18) EMR Data Use to Improve Patient Care and Facility Management 19) Benchmarking the Health Management Information System Reform: The Ethiopian experience in the international context 21) Decision Calendar 22) Bridging the Gap Between Available Population Data and its Proper Use for Development Policy: Case studies from Uganda and Ethiopia 4:45 – 5:30 Practical Solutions 4 - Roundtable discussions on tools & approaches to facilitate data use Repeat of abstracts 12-19, 21, 22 5:30 Wrap-up 6:30 Welcome reception 3|Page
    • From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results Symposium Agenda Day 2 – January 29, 2009 8:45 -9:00 Administrative announcements 9:00 – 10:00 Drawing the Map – Leveraging data utilization for strategic planning Plenary presentations and discussion Chair: Peter Speyer 1) Goals Model for Resource Planning and Allocation for HIV and AIDS Programming Nalinee Sangrujee, Health Policy Initiative, Futures Group International, USA 2) Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS): Using Data to Make Informed Decisions Pam McQuide, Capacity Project, IntraHealth, USA 10:00 – 11:15 Getting it Done – Strengthening program design and services using health data and information Plenary presentations and discussion Chair: Ian Wanyeki 1) Using Data for Continuous Quality Improvement and Improved Outcomes of HIV/AIDS Care in Tanzania Davis Rumisha, Health Care Improvement Project, University Research Co LLC, Tanzania 2) From Reporting to Use: Evidence from China Anwer Aqil, MEASURE Evaluation, John Snow International, USA 3) Linking PEPFAR Data to GIS to Improve Health Programs in Kenya Andrew Inglis, MEASURE Evaluation, Macro International, USA Michael Ochieng, APHIA II, Engender Health, Kenya 11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break 11:45 – 1:00 Small groups – Barriers to using data to make decisions Scott Moreland, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch 2:00 – 3:00 Small groups – Priority actions to overcome barriers to data use Nicole Judice, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA 3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break 3:30 – 4:15 Small groups report back to the plenary 4|Page
    • 4:15 – 5:00 Creating a community of practice to share experiences, tools, approaches, methods to increase the use of data in decision making Tara Nutley, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA 5:00 – 5:30 Closing remarks Kathleen Handley, Bureau for Global Health, USAID, USA Scott Moreland, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group International, USA Christoph Bunge, Health Metrics Network, WHO, Switzerland Mofota Shomari, East Central Southern African Health Community, Tanzania 5|Page