Developed from WHO’s guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), the DHIS2 Tracker e-Registry collects, analyzes and tracks case-based data for maternal and child health. The module is currently being rolled out in three of the 10 regions in the West Bank. The remaining regions will be covered over the upcoming months.
How did the Tracker come about? Primary health care is at a particularly low level for expectant women due to the volatile context within Palestine. The DHIS2 Tracker e-Registry was introduced in an attempt to improve the delivery of quality healthcare. The e-Registry captures essential health data through simple processes and a series of outcome indicators covering domains of quality of care. It also serves the dual purpose of patient management and public health monitoring. The project is being led by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, with the involvement of the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health and the Ministry of Health in Palestine.