Strengthening Health Information Systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2019

Strengthening Health Information Systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo Abstract:

MEASURE Evaluation, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2009. A major ongoing activity is work with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the National Malaria Control Program to improve data quality and increase the use of malaria information at all levels of the health system. Much of this work with the MOPH strengthens elements of the health information system identified in MEASURE Evaluation’s Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM).   

This fact sheet superimposes on the HISSM descriptions of MEASURE Evaluation’s activities in each intervention area (enabling environment and information generation) that supported the health ministry’s development of the Centers of Excellence. By displaying these interventions across the model, we can see their strategic interaction and how they combine to strengthen data quality and data use at all levels of the DRC’s health system. Because of these interventions, the health sector in the DRC should collect better-quality data and increase its use of HIS data to generate health indicators and statistics, identify trends, and conduct data-informed decision making. 

Filed under: Health Systems Strengthening , HIS , Democratic Republic of Congo , Health Information Systems