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Tuesday, May 16 • 11:45 - 12:25
Mapping the data – An interactive map of HIV data sources, users, and elements LIMITED

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The Kuunika Project – Data for Action! seeks to improve information available to decision-makers at all levels of the health system. The project focuses on improving the supply of high-quality, routine health information and stimulating demand for and use of empirical data for more informed decisions. The ultimate goal is better use of key information to improve HIV and health outcomes.

The project team conducted a systematic analysis of key data users and decision points for strengthening routine use of information to improve HIV and health outcomes in Malawi. Many countries lack a comprehensive inventory of available data, primary users, and systems (both paper and electronic). In Malawi, this limited the ability of the Kuunika Project planners to assess gaps, bottlenecks, and hone in on people and processes where health system investments will yield the greatest return. Further, critical decision points for the HIV response and data needed to support these decisions had not been previously, systematically documented.

The team established a catalogue and relational database for data elements, systems, users, and decisions made using HIV related data. They will also validate assumptions regarding data flow and document how information is typically used to make critical decisions in the HIV response. This interactive workshop will allow participants to explore the map that was created as a result of this analysis and identify critical information gaps and bottlenecks to be used in creating data-driven strategic plans for digital health systems.

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Andrea Fletcher

Lead Data Strategist, Cooper/Smith
Andrea is the Lead Data Strategist at Cooper/Smith where she advises governments and partners on technology for frontline workers. In her role she guides decision-makers to determine what the right solution is for them and conducts operational research on data use, data governance... Read More →
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Tyler Smith

Co-Founder, Techical Director, Cooper/Smith
Health economist with deep interest in use of routine data, advanced (yet intuitive) tools, building country-level analytic capacity, and forging technical partnerships to maximize the impact of health and development programs. Talk to me about data access, streamlining data production... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:45 - 12:25 IST