South African Health Videos Improve Health Data Collection

South African Health Videos 1

Dr. Valerie Yeager, assistant professor of Global Health Management and Policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has completed three “edutainment” videos that are being used in eLearning in the South African healthcare environment.

These videos are part of a five-year project by Tulane and MEASURE Evaluation SIFSA, a USAID-funded project to improve health data collection and improve strategic information capacity in South Africa. Designed in an accessible, infographic style and aimed at an audience of South African health workers, the videos clearly explain the need for and the process of obtaining health data during routine health visits and reporting this information up the chain.

Videos for the MEASURE Evaluation Strategic Information for South Africa project explain, in clear, easy-to-understand language and images, the need and methods for collecting health data.

Videos for the MEASURE Evaluation Strategic Information for South Africa project explain, in
clear, easy-to-understand language and images, the need and methods for collecting health data.

“When we’re talking about collecting health data necessary for decision-making at health facilities as well as district, provincial, and national health levels, the adage of ‘garbage-in, garbage-out’ comes to mind.,” said Dr. Yeager. “We have to start with correct and consistent data collection in health facilities in order for the information to be useful for health policy making.”

—Dee Boling

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About Tulane University SPHTM

Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. Our mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through academic excellence in education of public health professionals, rigorous scientific research of public health problems, creative partnerships to advance the practice of public health, and innovative service to the local, national, and international public health community.
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