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How eMIS Tools are expanding in different districts of Bangladesh

Please click the tabs to see how beginning from 2015, the eMIS tools have gradually been expanded to different districts of Bangladesh. A snapshot is given below:

2015 – Implementation began in Tangail and Habiganj with population registration system, a mobile app for registering all individuals in the catchment area of the community health and family planning workers. Gradually, eMIS apps known as community and facility systems were introduced. Those are entirely based on the paper registers used by the field workforce of DGFP and DGHS.

2016 – Systems continued to roll-out for the community level health and family planning workers.

2018 – eMIS expanded to Natore, Jhenaidah, Madaripur, Maulvibazar, Lakshmipur, Noakhali and Jhalokathi. Launching ceremony for roll-out to 11 districts was held in the end of the year, which were: Cox’s Bazar, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Rajshahi and Cumilla. Initially, 2 upazilas each of the districts were selected. However, out of these 11, implementation began in Cox’s Bazar immediately. The rest were covered in the following year.

2019 – eMIS rolled out in districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Rajshahi, Feni, Chandpur, Brahmanbaria, Kushtia, Manikganj, Faridpur, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Cumilla. Another 12 new districts are set to be added by December, which would bring all the districts of Chattogram, Sylhet, Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions under eMIS.

2020 onward – After meeting the MIS operational plan target of 4th Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Program (4th HPNSP), i.e., covering 15 districts under the Chattogram and Sylhet divisions, it would be possible to look forward and cover entire country at the end of current sector program or 2022.

Please see the notes below for a brief description of the columns.

Name of districts (total upazilas) Organi-zations Type of systems with number of upazilas Year started Implementation support
1 Tangail (12) DGHS, DGFP Community & Facility – all 2015 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
2 Habiganj (8) DGHS, DGFP Community & Facility all 2015 MaMoni MNCSP
3 Noakhali (9) DGHS, DGFP Community & Facility all 2018 MaMoni MNCSP
4 Lakhsmipur (5) DGHS, DGFP Community & Facility all 2018 MaMoni MNCSP
5 Jhalokati (4) DGFP Facility – 4 2018 MaMoni MNCSP
6 Natore (7) DGHS, DGFP Community & Facility – all 2018 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
7 Maulvibazar (7) DGFP Community & Facility – all 2018 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
8 Jhenaidah (6) DGFP Community & Facility – all 2018 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
9 Madaripur (4) DGFP Community & Facility – all 2019 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
10 Cox’s bazar (8) DGFP Community-2 2018 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
11 Rangpur (8) DGFP Community and facility-all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
12 Nilphamari (6) DGFP Community – all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
13 Panchagarh (5) DGFP Community – all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
14 Lalmonirhat (5) DGFP Community – all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
15 Kurigram (9) DGFP Community and facility – all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
16 Gaibandha (7) DGFP Community-7 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
17 Dinajpur (13) DGFP Community 2, facility all 13 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
18 Thakurgaon (5) DGFP Community and facility-all 2019 DGFP and MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
19 Rajshahi (9) DGFP Community-2 2019 MEASURE Evaluation/icddr,b
20 Feni (6) DGFP Facility-3 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
21 Chandpur (8) DGFP Facility-3 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
23 Brahmanbaria (9) DGFP Facility-3 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
22 Kushtia (6) DGFP Facility-3 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
24 Manikganj (7) DGFP Facility-4 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
25 Faridpur (9) DGFP Facility-3 2019 MaMoni MNCSP
26 Sunamganj (11) DGFP Community-11 2019 DGFP
27 Sylhet (12) DGFP Community-8 & facility-4 2019 DGFP
28 Cumilla (17) DGFP Community-17 2019 DGFP
29 Bandarban (7) DGFP Community-7 2019 DGFP
30 Khagrachari (8) DGFP Community-8 2019 DGFP
31 Rangamati (10) DGFP Community-10 2019 DGFP
32 Chattogram (15) DGFP Community-9 2019 DGFP

Total 32 districts having 262 upazilas. Both community and facility systems have been introduced in 86 upazilas. 183 upazilas are using only community systems. The number of upazilas using only facility systems is 120. No systems have been introduced yet in 54 upazilas.

(As on 31 March 2020)

Notes:

  1. The names of the districts appear in chronological order of implementation date, beginning from 2015. From 2019 the systems have been scaled up by the DGFP.
  2. Under the eMIS, tools have been developed for users in the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. There are variations in the roll out of eMIS apps under these organizations.
  3. In the eMIS ecosystem, there are apps (or eRegisters) for Community Health and Family Planning working under the DGFP and DGHS in the rural areas, generically described as community systems. There are also tools known as facility systems which are used in the Union Health and Family Welfare Centers (UHFWC) managed by DGFP or Union Sub Centers/Rural Dispensary managed by DGHS. In some districts, community systems have been rolled out first, while in the others facility systems.
  4. It has not been possible to cover the whole districts at one go. In some districts all and in others, one or two upazilas were taken up initially. Other upazilas had been added gradually.
  5. During pilot implementation and later, implementing partners of USAID supported field implementation. Since June 2019, the DGFP is leading and managing the implementation in the districts. The IPs of USAID implemented systems partially in some districts, which are being completed by the DGFP.
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FWAs using FWA eRegisters
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Family Planning Inspectors using eSupervision systems
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providers at UHFWC using facility eRegisters
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individuals registered in 32 districts

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