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Dear All, please kindly give me your views on Reporting of Health activities from facilities to Ministry of Health and other international bodies (WHO etc.)
Hi Ivy,Could you be more specific as to what you would like. In other words, whatreports, for example for what programs, what international bodies, and alsoa bit of background on the question. In other words, are you in a specificcountry and are beginning to fill those rports out.Joaquín___________________________________________________________________Gerente de Desarrollo, eHealth Systems <http://www.ehs.cl/@@Research Fellow, Escuela de Medicina de Harvard @@http://hms.harvard.edu/@@Moderador, GHDOnline.org @@http://www.ghdonline.org/>
Dear Joaquin,Please l am researching on the health information system. How activities example treatment of patients, referral cases, emergency, etc are reported from health facilities (regional, districts, sub-districts, private hospitals) to the Ministry of health and from the Ministry to WHO, Global Health Observatory, Global FUND, others if any. The reporting format used example paper-based / electronic (spread sheet, software, name of available ones). Ideas, links or literature on the Ghana Health System. Thank you
Dear Ivy,I have experience with Global Fund grants. Very briefly, The Global Fundprefers to utilise information and monitoring systems already in place,therefore it depends on the individual program/organisation. Typicallyhowever, paper based (and in some cases electronic) reports from servicedelivery points are sent to provincial/state level or an intermediateorganisation. These are mostly activity/output measures. From intermediatelevel then these reports are collated and sent to national level (mostlyelectronically) based on some agreed template. Finally at national level,the reports are again compiled into final reports that are submitted toGlobal Fund. A national level, outcome and impact level measures may alsoget added to the report through non-routine sources such as surveys.I hope this answers at least some of your questions. Please feel free toask more specific questions.
Dear Usman,Thank you so much for the information. Please kindly let me know if you are also aware of the name of the reporting templates or software (s) used for reporting.
For reporting to Global Fund we use an Excel based template called the"Performance Framework". It's part of a larger document called "ProgressUpdate / Disbursement Request" which also contains financial andprocurement related components. Samples can be found at the Global Fund'swebsites.
Dear Usman,l am getting it clearer now. Please kindly let me know if there are some policies on reporting (Global, Ghana) as well as standards.Thank you.
I think this is a very wide area, unless I misunderstood your question. Theguidelines for reporting vary by donor and by project. The closest thing toa policy or standard (at country level) that I can think of would be aNational M&E plan, for a given disease program.Globally, you could look at UN reports to see what reporting standards arebeing followed. For HIV/AIDS you can look at GAPRs at the UNAIDS website.