Sept 23 - 13:00 - WHO & UiO: Collaborating to support global health standards and strengthen country health systems Q&A

In this discussion thread, feel free to ask questions related to the WHO & UiO: Collaborating to support global health standards and strengthen country health systems 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.

The recording of this session is available on our YouTube channel.

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from @Arthur to WHO: once these WHO databases are set up in countries, how is WHO ensuring that the data is actually used, particularly at subnational level, to monitor the implementation of the various programs?

@country cases: Do you ever encounter problems with lack of willingness to share/upload data? If so by who and why?

From @Norah_Stoops to WHO: In the map of missing data, countries that are ‘doing the best’ appear to be in dark colours. Should it be the other way around?

Response: In countries, WHO won’t have a database but would like to work with MOH to share country data, have access to the country portal and link that with the exercise of monitoring the progress towards the triple billion targets. To ensure the use in countries, it is the platform like DHIS2 with better data governance and data use focus will help country better use of data.

@Andrew Muhire: The monthly data validation meetings seem to be very interactive. Do they /could they also function as a space for continuing learning and exchange among health workers?

from @Tedson to @muhireandrew2020 :
Interesting to see data validation in Rwanda, how is the data approval system working if any in Rwanda?

Morocco is timidly starting its DHIS2 experience, how we can take advantage of the experiences of other countries and the support of the WHO and UiO, to go faster in our process.
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Here is the answer from Andrew in the Zoom Q&A:

We have the Data quality Standard Operating procedures that define all steps and what happens , each month the service level health providers meets and validate the data before reporting but also we have other data checks like supervision, self checks, use of WHO DQA tool. all are linked to information use as an output.

@Norah_Stoops Anh has noted the feedback and will share with the team at WHO who created the map. It is a bit counterintuitive, but yes the darker color scale corresponds to better availability of recent data.

The recording of this session is now available on our YouTube channel.