Improving Routine Data to Strengthen Child Health Programs: What’s Next?
As household and facility surveys are conducted only every few years, health managers and providers critically need routinely collected data to continuously manage child health services at facility and community levels. The need to use routine data strategically is ever growing, as the child health landscape shifts during this era of the Sustainable Development Goals and the epidemiology and evidence for child health continue to evolve. In response, the USAID-supported Africa Regional Workshop on Improving Routine Data for Child Health in National Health Information Systems (HIS) recently convened experts from 15 countries to advance progress around improving child health data in national HIS. This session will build on key workshop outcomes across the themes of indicator selection, data use, digital solutions, interoperability, and community data.