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Understanding and Utilizing Data in COVID-19 Response and Recovery and Transforming the Health System To Prioritize PHC

About the Learning Exchange

The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) is a partnership dedicated to transforming the global state of primary health care (PHC). PHCPI believes that PHC is the cornerstone of sustainable development, and that improving PHC begins with better measurement and strives to provide the data, information and support needed to drive evidence-based improvements.

In partnership with the JLN and under the JLN COVID-19 Network for Open Dialogue and Exchange (NODE), PHCPI brings together a group of country health leaders in cross-country virtual engagements to address practical challenges related to data collection and use and transforming primary health care.

Two Learning Exchanges – “Understanding & Utilizing Data in COVID-19 Response and Recovery Learning Exchange” and “Transforming the Health System to Prioritize Primary Health Care” – enable sharing of best and promising practices. The Learning Exchange includes two phases: a collaborative problem-solving phase and an implementation phase.

The Collaborative Problem-Solving Phase builds upon the priorities identified via the CCG survey and rapid scoping led by PHCPI. The Collaborative Problem-Solving Phase leverages the Feedback Labs LabStorm model to help participants crowd-source possible solutions to challenges they are facing in their day-to-day work. 

The Implementation Learning Phase takes forward the discussions and decisions made by participants in the Collaborative Problem-Solving Phase through more focused action and learning at country level. This phase follows 3 Implementation Cases brought forward by country participants.

Kenya | Operationalization of the Primary Care Networks, including establishing an M&E plan

Uganda | Increasing efficiency in the Ugandan health system through streamlined referrals

Ghana (CSO) | Advocacy for the strengthening of Ghana’s Primary Health Care System

Collaborating Countries

Phase I included 38 participants from 20 countries in the Understanding and Utilization of Data Learning Exchange and 72 participants from 27 countries in the Transforming Health System Learning Exchange.

Understanding and Utilizing Data Collaborating Countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, United States of America

Transforming the Health System Collaborating Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, France, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Portugal, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Zimbabwe.

Phase II focuses on implementation in three countries (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda) with 13 countries participating in a learning capacity (Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Armenia, Nigeria, Uganda, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Colombia, Chile, Liberia, and Pakistan).

Technical Facilitators

Dr. Belinda Nimako, MD, MPH
Public Health Physician | Ghana

Dr. Leizel Lagrada-Rombaua, MD, MPH, PhD
Senior Fellow, Results for Development Institute; President, GECC Developmental Services OPC | Philippines

Dr. Luis Gabrial Bernal Pulido, MD, MPH
Family Physician | Colombia

Dany Chhan
Senior Operations Associate, Results for Development Institute
Amanda Folsom, MPH
Senior Program Director, Results of Development Institute
Chloe Lanzara, MPH
Senior Program Officer, Results of Development Institute

Tania Mathurin, MPA
Program Officer, Results of Development Institute

Emma Stewart, MA
Senior Program Officer, Results of Development Institute