This brief describes HP+ Malawi’s approach to improving health data quality and use through funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the President’s Malaria Initiative. A 2018 health management information system assessment highlighted several challenges with routine production and use of health information data, including a lack of data systems and lack of data analysis and interpretation skills among health staff at national and decentralized levels. Guided by the national Monitoring, Evaluation, and Health Information Systems Strategy, HP+ has been working with several partners to support the Ministry of Health’s rollout of the District Health Information Software 2, improve the quality of data, advocate for adequate data management staff, and strengthen data analysis, use, and dissemination. HP+ Malawi’s approach has required both strategic and technical solutions and a high degree of collaboration and coordination among several partners.
Kawonga, J. and V. Dwivedi. 2021. A Strategic Approach to Strengthening Data Quality and Use: Lessons from Malawi. Washington, DC: Health Policy Plus.
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