Following several weeks of fieldwork by the PHISICC team, including interviews and observations guided by Human Centred Design (HCD) principles, the characterisation of paper-based health information systems (HIS) in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Mozambique is now complete.
The value of these characterisations lies in the fact that paper-based tools are and will continue to be central to the experience of data producers and users in low and/or middle income countries (LMIC), particularly in settings serving the most remote and vulnerable populations.
In order to support health system strengthening in this context, many important questions have been addressed.
How are these systems perceived? In what way do they support decision making?
What are the dominant challenges? Where is there opportunity for meaningful change?
Read our findings in the Characterisation Executive Summaries here:
Mozambique (to follow soon)
With many thanks to our in-country partners for their open collaboration and extremely helpful facilitation of our activities in the field: Côte d’Ivoire – Ministère de la Sante et de l’Hygiène Publique, especially Prof. Samba Mamadou, and CSRS; Nigeria – National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), particularly Dr. Garba, and the University of Calabar; Mozambique – Ministério da Saúde (Ministry of Health), especially Dr Matsinhe Graça, and the Universidade Lúrio.
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