In this discussion thread, feel free to ask questions related to the Looking at impact of disease outbreaks through DHIS2 data session of the 2020 DHIS2 Digital Annual Conference. You can post your questions ahead of, during, or after the session. The panellists will check this thread for questions, and select some for responding to in the session, or follow up after the session has ended. Feel free to respond to other questions or add to them if you have something to follow up with.
Question to both presenters:
As research, this is very interesting - BUT HOW CAN THE TOOLS AND MODELS YOU ARE USING BE IMPLEMENTED IN E.G. DHIS2?
Too often, research is just research, and neither results not methods are finding their way back into the hands of managers and other HMIS users…
Re Lagos impact analysis, and any other area/country:
That vaccination programmes slow down during pandemics is common and to some extent unavoidable - but the really critical aspect is if those children are permanently “lost” or if their vaccinations are just delayed.
In that context - do you plan to do this again when situation has normalised, and then try to estimate what proportion of these children ending up NEVER getting the primary course vaccines?
Is DHIS2 available consistently throughout DRC? How was DHIS2 and its related datasets used in the Eastern DRC Ebola outbreak? How could they have been integrated into the surveillance system used?