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Data dissemination and use (DDU) strategy development


Matee, M. I., Somi, G., Wengaa, D. J., Darcy, N., & Perera, S. (2017). Data dissemination and use (DDU) strategy development: Design of the DDU strategy methodology. Journal of Health Informatics in Africa, 4(1), 68-78. DOI: 10.12856/JHIA-2017-v4-i1-167


Many developing countries have included improving data use as part of their overall health sector strategy, usually included as part of their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section. Tanzania decided to develop a more comprehensive data dissemination and use (DDU) strategy, based on primary research and secondary data review to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist to improve evidence-based decision-making at all levels of the health system. The results were used to develop the DDU strategy. This paper presents the methodology used to develop the DDU strategy.

[Special Issue "Integrated Health Information Management Resources for Global Health Care Strategies"]