Melanie Tam worked with IDEAS in Ethiopia on the Data Informed Platform for Health (DIPH). The DIPH, a framework to guide coordination, brings together key data from public and private health sectors on inputs and processes that could influence maternal and newborn health. The dual primary aims are: (1) to promote the use of local data for decision-making and priority-setting at local health administration level; and (2) to promote the use of local data on inputs and processes for program appraisal and comparison at the regional or zonal level. Melanie followed up on a feasibility study of this framework.
To read about Melanie’s experience working with IDEAS, read her blog with Anne Narayan.