The BID Learning Network recently hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction and Formation of User Advisory Groups (UAG) in Arusha.” This webinar focused on the engagement of groups that are composed of users at different levels of the health system, who have a certain level of authority that enables them to validate the project. These users provide leadership for iterations of interventions as well as champion the process of improving immunization information systems.
The webinar is aimed at both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in using information technology based immunization information systems to improve vaccine delivery in national immunization programs. The presenters take the audience through the processes of forming these groups and engaging them effectively to energize and inform the process of finding solutions to data issues in immunization programs. This webinar is particularly useful for implementers who need to engage users in the design of immunization information system products.