Health Systems Strengthening Practice Spotlight: Ethiopia’s Information Revolution
The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Practice Spotlight series is an initiative of USAID’s Office of Health Systems. Practice Spotlight briefs discuss specific health systems strengthening approaches and how they were successfully applied in USAID-supported or other HSS program settings. By documenting approaches that work, Practice Spotlight briefs can inform strategic planning, program design, and implementation in the HSS space. The briefs support USAID’s Vision for Health System Strengthening 2030 and the accompanying Health System Strengthening Learning Agenda.
This Practice Spotlight brief describes the Ethiopia Ministry of Health’s Information Revolution, an initiative that aimed to improve health services by facilitating better availability, quality, and use of health data across the health system. The brief describes the main components of the multiyear effort and provides key lessons and recommendations for undertaking a national, system-wide digital health transformation.