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AEDES is currently developing CERHIS, a Tactile Hospital Information System for primary referral hospitals and health centers.

CERHIS works on digital tablets, inter-connected to each other used by the staff. Based on the patient follow-up CERHIS records administrative and medical data, including the main acts in medical and technical services.

CERHIS is intended to follow-up patients over time, to facilitate the management of healthcare institutions, to synthesize health information for periodic reports. It is designed to be compatible with DHIS2.

CERHIS is a complete environment that includes the software itself that is capable of running on a selection of quite common, robust and cheap hardware. CERHIS is under development and currently in testing phase in the field. You can find more information here

2388 - Zimbabwe - Evaluation and redesign of the PBF system, the Human Resources in the health sector and the pharmaceutical system to the Zimbabwe

In order to meet the challenges of the Zimbabwe health sector, a Fund for the financing of health services (Health Transition Fund - HTF) - was established in 2011. It consists of a common fund to which various donors contribute in order to support, technically and financially, the reform of the health sector in the field of human resources for health, drugs, vaccines, and commodities, the monitoring and evaluation and to cover the running costs of primary health care in the health centres in rural areas.

Consulting services provided by AEDES, through contract - beneficiary of the European Commission framework Lot 8, are intended to improve the effectiveness of activities funded by the HTF. The goal is to provide an accurate analysis of the three pillars of the health system to the Zimbabwe: human resources, the pharmaceutical sector and the health financing (in particular, funding based on outcomes, implemented since 2011) as well as to propose new solutions for the redesign and improvement of the system. AEDES, through its partners Hera and OPM, provides a team of three experts (in each of the above areas) which will provide the analytical work required in maintaining a constant dialogue with local officials in the Ministry of health and the Delegation of the European Commission.

2381 – AEDES is taking part in the research project on the transformation of the Result Based Financing (RBF) initiatives, from the stage of pilot projects to their full integration into the national healthcare systems.

AEDES provides support to a multi-country research project entitled "implementation in health research: the transformation of the FBR initiatives from the stage of pilot projects to their integration in the national health systems". This study is coordinated by the World Health Organization and its alliance for health policy and systems research with the academic support of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) from Antwerp (Belgium). The research provides analysis on the scaling up of the FBR process according to various parameters, in order to learn about the factors that can influence such processes. The research is conducted in Armenia, in Burundi, in Cambodia, in Cameroon, to the Kenya, in Macedonia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Uganda.

AEDES is committed to the support and coordination of the research at the level of each country and is associated with the IMT for the preparation of policy briefs and media at the end of the project. AEDES brings its experience in the field of the RBF as well as its analysis and its ability to synthesize the research learnings.

2387 - Guinea - assessment of the capabilities of laboratories and development strategy of the scale of the HIV in Guinea laboratory capacity

AEDES contributes to the realization of an audit mission of the HIV in Guinea Conakry laboratories by the provision of an international expert specialized in biology laboratories (Joanna Zwetyenga) management, in tandem with a national expert.

The goal of the mission is to assess the situation of the national network of laboratories of biology offering follow-up of HIV patients, update the needs and formulate a national strategy for scaling of these laboratory capacity. WHO jointly leads a mission similar to the TB laboratory network.

These missions will allow optimizing the impact of investments (± 10 M$) made by the FM to strengthen the national network of laboratories (equipment and reagents; upgrade...), enrolled in the grant to Guinea for the period October 2015 to December 2017 under the strategy of strengthening of the fight against HIV and tuberculosis. These investments are with the observation of general weakness of the health system in Guinea, and in particular of the biology laboratories network, reported by all stakeholders as a result of the epidemic of Ebola fever.

2379 - Cameroon - final Evaluation of the C2D health 1 in Cameroon

In Cameroon, the MOH has decided, in agreement with its technical and financial partners, to set up a SWAP health, sectoral approach of overall implementation of the national policy of health and financing of the sector. AFD, KfW, World Bank donors and GIZ chose with the MSP to implement a sectoral target Programme on decentralization and the performance of the health system and on the strengthening of health services in all provinces. Through the health of the C2D pane, the France supports the implementation of the sectoral policy and the implementation of the health SWAP, with special attention to the most disadvantaged regions.

The C2D health 1 objectives are (i) the development of capacity planning, regulatory, management and funding of the Ministry of public health, (ii) improve the quality and financial sustainability of healthcare services of private denominational and non-profit, (iii) strengthening the fight against communicable diseases and (iv) improving the capacity of support for patients in the poorest districts 4 targeted areas by the C2D.

AEDES has been awarded the contract for the assessment of the C2D 1 health in Cameroon. This assessment of the C2D health asked experience in evaluation of complex programs, knowledge of the field and players and a perfect mastery of the main issues of the study. AEDES has expertise in this area and, Furthermore, implemented various recent projects in partnership with the Cameroonian MSP.

The evaluation was conducted by an international expert Senior in public health, a national expert in public health and a statistics expert recruited by AEDES. The assessment mission took place