Data Dissemination and Use (DDU) Strategy Development: Design of the DDU Strategy Methodology

  • Niamh M Darcy RTI International
  • Geoffrey Somi Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mecky Matee Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Desderi Wengaa RTI International
  • Sriyanjit Perera CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Abstract

Many developing countries have included improving data use as part of their overall health sector strategy, usually included as part of their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section. Tanzania decided to develop a more comprehensive data dissemination and use (DDU) strategy, based on primary research and secondary data review to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist to improve evidence-based decision-making at all levels of the health system. The results were used to develop the DDU strategy. This paper presents the methodology used to develop the DDU strategy. 

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Author Biographies

Niamh M Darcy, RTI International
Ms. Niamh Darcy, Senior ICT/M&E Program Manager, RTI International
Geoffrey Somi, Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Geoffrey Somi, NACP,  Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Mecky Matee, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Prof Mecky Matee, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Desderi Wengaa, RTI International
HIS Advisor, RTI International
Sriyanjit Perera, CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Program Manager, CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Matee, M., Somi, G., Wengaa, D., Darcy, N., Perera, S. (2017). Analysis of Data Dissemination and Use Practices in the Health Sector in Tanzania: Results of desk review and interviews with key stakeholders

Published
2017-11-05
How to Cite
Darcy, N. M., Somi, G., Matee, M., Wengaa, D., & Perera, S. (2017). Data Dissemination and Use (DDU) Strategy Development: Design of the DDU Strategy Methodology. Journal of Health Informatics in Africa, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.12856/JHIA-2017-v4-i1-167