Status: In progress
The main objective of this study is to explore the usefulness and reliability of a DHIS2 based real-time reporting tool for strengthening mass administration of medicines quality, accessibility and use of data for programmatic action at all levels in Nigeria.
Mass Administration of Medicine (MAM) campaigns are monitored during implementation to track activities at various levels. In two states the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Sightsavers is piloting, developing and rolling out an electronic real time MAM reporting platform using the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2).
This research will rigorously evaluate the DHIS2 based tool from a health systems strengthening perspective. Scalability, utility, integration of the tool with the health system alongside ownership, access, accuracy, timeliness and use of data for planning at all levels (national, state and Local Government Area (LGA) programmatic action) will all be assessed.
The research will run concurrently with implementation of the tool with formative research during the pilot, feedback of findings during tool optimisation and a second evaluation of scaled implementation during scaled roll out.