Improving immunization coverage and optimizing service delivery requires that decision-makers at all levels of the health system have access to high-quality data to use in making decisions in planning, performance management, and the delivery of services. The BID Initiative took a holistic approach to address immunization data challenges in partnership with the governments of Tanzania and Zambia, by packaging together information system products, data management policies, and evidence-based practices with people who are empowered to improve decision-making. The BID Initiative had three focus areas for interventions: an electronic immunization registry, stock management between the facility and district, and creation of a culture of data use.
The BID Initiative Lessons Learned Encyclopedia captures the various lessons learned throughout BID, from the design and testing phase through implementation, noting if the lesson was learned in the Tanzania or Zambia implementation (or both).
The following series of briefs summarize the BID Initiative work alongside the governments of Tanzania and Zambia and our lessons and recommendations spanning seven key subject areas: