The Ministry of Health Zambia, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH
Ona’s involvement in PATH’s BID Initiative began in January 2017, when we started developing the Zambia Electronic Immunization Register (ZEIR), in partnership with PATH and the Zambia MOH, to support the immunization programmes at Zambian health facilities.
Piloted in six facilities between March and May 2017, the program rolled out across 299 facilities in Southern Province. With the support of GAVI and UNICEF, Ona is working with PATH and its local technical partner Blue Code to scale the solution to over 500 facilities in Zambia including in Western Province.
ZEIR, along with other data use interventions, led to a 27% increase in health workers’ ability to identify vaccine defaulters.