The Data Improvement Teams (DIT) Strategy is a Government of Uganda, Ministry of Health (MoH) data quality improvement initiative being implemented in collaboration with Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) partners including CDC, WHO, UNICEF and Gavi. The strategy was developed by the MoH and Partners following a national data quality self-assessment (DQSA) that highlighted major gaps in the quality of EPI data at national and subnational levels, and has been implemented since November 2014. Between the 25 June and 6 July 2019, the DIT strategy implemented a regional training, field deployment and support supervision activity for the Greater Kampala 2 region districts of Buikwe, Butambala, Buvuma and Kawempe Division of KCCA.
Notably, the 4 day training invited DIT members from all targeted 4 districts of Greater Kampala 2 region, such as; Buikwe, Buvuma, Butambala and Kawempe Division, achieving a success rate of the training and field deployment at 24/24 (100%). Trained participants completed data quality assessment in all 4/4 (100%) targeted districts, and conducted on-job mentorship in over 95% of immunizing facilities in the targeted districts
Support supervision of the field deployment was conducted by national-level staff from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other EPI partners, who supported the field deployment exercise in all 4/4 deployment districts of Greater Kampala 2 region.