Reports and Publications

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Digital Health in Focus Volume 3 Issue 1

In this issue, we have insights into the major DHA activities
in the past quarter, stories from the field, the new community safety alert
system, and Ethiopia’s experience in integrating digital tools. 

Digital health response to the Covid-19 pandemic:

Lessons to inform ongoing and future digital health investments

In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries were challenged with gathering, using and analyzing data needed to ensure that their target populations received vaccines as per the recommended schedules. Ethiopia was able to implement various digital health innovations that provided high–quality information for timely epidemic response, community education, and critical supply chain adjustments. This experience from Ethiopia demonstrates the positive role of digital innovations in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

POLICY BRIEF

Gender-Digital-Health Information System
(HIS) Divide in Ethiopia

The Gender-Digital-Health Information System (HIS) Divide, if left unfilled, has the potential to worsen the existing gender inequities in the health systems of developing countries including Ethiopia. The result of the national gender analysis in digital health and HIS spaces showed that gender perspectives are not adequately addressed. Filling this gap requires designing and implementing strategies to attain a gender-balanced digital health and HIS interventions.

DHA Annual Report (2021-2022)

The Digital Health Activity (DHA) is a five year (Oct. 2019-Sept. 2024), USAID-funded flagship project that supports the Ethiopian health sector to build a sustainable health information system (HIS). The DHA has made significant advancements in its three years of implementation despite the COVID-19 pandemic and social and political unrest in parts of the country.

DHA Annual Report (2020-2021)


This report summarizes activities implemented by DHA during its second year (October 2020–September 2021). During this period, DHA implemented a wide range of activities reaching communities, health workers, health administrative units, public and private health facilities, and higher learning institutions.

DHA Annual Report (2019-2020)


This report summarizes activities implemented by DHA during its first year (October 2019–September 2020). During this period, DHA implemented a wide range of activities reaching communities, health workers, health administrative units, public and private health facilities, and higher learning institutions.

Digital Health in Focus Volume 1 Issue 1


This issue offers insights into the national digital health response to COVID-19 and describes a unique initiative to create a path for self-reliance by supporting small-scale social enterprises. We also invite you to view our 2019/20 annual report for more detailed information about our activities last year.

Digital Health in Focus Volume 1 Issue 2

This issue offers insights into the connected woreda strategy and implementation, new e-learning and capacity building practices in the HIS as well as a highlight women’s participation in the tech sector.

Digital Health in Focus Volume 1 Issue 3


This issue offers insights into our recent exciting activities – including Electronic Medical Record (EMR) launch, Youth Enterprise progress and Health Information system (HIS) Continuous professional development.

Digital Health in Focus Volume 1 Issue 4

This issue offers insights into our how we’re shifting focus to digitally transform health service delivery; lessons from the COVID-19 surveillance and tracking system implementation; the impact of leadership and attitude change for successful EMR implementation – and more!