The Data Improvement Teams (DIT) strategy, held a 4-day training for health workers from Mubende, Nakasongola, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Mityana, Kassanda, Luwero and Nakaseke districts in Uganda. This was followed by deployment to health facilities. Both the training and deployment run from 25 September - 5 October 2019. The objective of training and field deployment was to equip health workers with skills to adequately record immunization data for proper planning at district and national levels.
The DIT strategy aims at assessing immunization data quality at health facilities, providing immediate on-the-job mentorship to district and health facility staff on recording, reporting, and analysis of immunization data, as well as improving skills of district and health facility staff to use immunization data for action.
DIT is a data quality improvement initiative implemented by the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with partners supporting the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (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 sub-national levels. The strategy has been implemented since November 2014 in Uganda, and is characterised by regional training, field deployment and support supervision.