Inception Meeting and eMIS Launching for 3 Districts

Inception Meeting and eMIS Launching for 3 Districts

As the year 2019 dawned in, the eMIS footprint expanded further into more districts. The march of eMIS began with 2 districts in 2015. The DGFP was pleased with the extent of digitization during implementation phase and decided to scale up eMIS tools in other districts gradually. In 2018, 19 districts were brought under eMIS either fully or partially by the eMIS partners that include MEASURE Evaluation, icddr,b and Save the Children. This month, steps were taken to add 3 more districts. Recently concluded USAID supported MaMoni HSS project began implementation in Habiganj initially (in 2015) and later rolled out to Lakhsmipur, Noakhali and Jhalokathi in 2018. New MaMoni MNCSP has plans to introduce eMIS in 6 more districts. Of them, Brahmanbaria, Feni and Chandpur would be done in first phase and in Faridpur, Kushtia and Manikganj in the 2nd phase.

An Inception Meeting and Launching program was organized in Cumilla at the Conference Room of Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development (BARD) on 14 January 2019 for introducing the eMIS tools in the 3 districts. The purpose was to make the district and Upazilla level managers aware of the overall architecture of eMIS. They were shown the tools that have been transforming the business processes of family planning working in rural areas. Dr. Mohammed Sharif, Director, MCRAH, DGFP was present in the meeting as the Chief Guest. Nazmus Sadat Salim, Director (MIS), DGFP chaired the meeting. The program was facilitated by Murad Khan, Manager MIS, Save the Children.

Officials from headquarters and field were present in the event together with MNCSP representatives. The district and upazila managers (DDFP, UFPO, MOMCH) attended the program. From the implementation districts, the field staff, (FPI, FWV, FWA etc.) were also present.

The meeting began with welcome remarks from Mr. Bal Ram Bhui, Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Save the Children. After his speech, a video documentary was exhibited. This was followed by a PowerPoint presentation on the eMIS tools, which was delivered by Jamil Anwar Zaman, Deputy Director, ICT Innovation, Save the Children and Arafat Hasan, Specialist – Java Developer, Anik Mahamood, Senior Web Programmer.

Resource persons from the implemented districts shared their experience of using eMIS tools at Union Heath and Family Welfare Centers (UHFWC) and at community levels. Jahan Ara Begum, FWV, MCWC, Begumganj Upazila, Noakhali and Nahid Salma, FWA, Begumganj Union, Begumganj Upazila, Noakhali highlighted how the digital transformation has streamlined the service delivery at their end. Akib Uddin, UFPO Brahmanbaria Sadr, Brahmanbaria and Dr. Mofajjal Hossain, MO-MCHFP, Subornachar Upazila, Noakhali shared how eMIS revolutionized the management and monitoring process.

Dr. Mohammed Sharif, Director, MCRAH, DGFP was present as the Chief Guest in the event. He highlighted the importance of digital tools and informed that activities are included in the operational plan of the current sector wide program for expansion of eMIS tools to 2000 facilities. He emphasized the need for adequately monitoring the activities carried out in the field by the managers using the digital tools. He highlighted the importance of their leadership and motivation.

Mr. Nazmus Sadat Salim, Director (MIS), DGFP speaking as the chair, expressed the commitment of the DGFP regarding further expansion of the eMIS tools across the country using government resources. He thanked the eMIS partners and particularly the SCI for organizing the event to mark the expansion to another set of 3 districts.

The meeting concluded with vote of thanks from Joby George, Chief of Party, MaMoni MNCSP, Save The Children. He expressed gratitude to the DGFP senior level officials as well those in the field structure for extending whole-hearted support to facilitate the implementation. He expressed his commitment to work with the government of Bangladesh to improve health service delivery.

Map showing 3 districts

Later tools were demonstrated using the tablets. Arafat Hasan, Anik Mahamood, Jamil Anwar Zaman from Save the Children conducted the demonstration session. The participants showed keen interest to learn about the tools and interacted with the presenters to understand the details of the tools.                             

Following the inception meeting, training programs are organized for field workers and accordingly activities for actual implementation gather pace. Training of the trainers would also be arranged. The facility system would be introduced initially and community systems would be rolled out at the end of the year.

  1. Dr. Mohammed Sharif, Director – MCH, DGFP
  2. Mr. Nazmus Sadat Salim , Director – MIS, DGFP
  3. Mr. Ajoy Ratan Barua, Deputy Director – MIS, DGFP
  4. Dr. Masum Iftekher, Civil Surgeon, B.baria
  5. Dr. Md. Elius, DDFP, Chandpur
  6. Mohammed Abul Kalam, DDFP, B. baria
  7. Md. Aminul Islam, DDFP, Feni
  8. Md. Mahbubul Karim, DDFP, Cumilla
  9. Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam, Civil Surgeon (In Charge), Chandpur
  10. Dr. Md. Shaymol Huda, UH & FPO, Nabinagar Upazila, B.baria
  11. Dr. Anwar Hossain, UH & FPO, Nasirnagar Upazila, B. baria
  12. Dr. Md. Nurul Alam, UH & FPO, Sonagazi, Feni
  13. Dr. Md. Abdul Khaleque, UH & FPO, Parshuram, Feni
  14. Dr. Md. Belayet Hossain, UH & FPO, Haimchar Upazila, Chandpur
  15. Dr.Shihab Uddin, UHFPO, Chaggolnaiya, Feni
  16. Dr. Md. Belayet Hossain, UHFPO (In charge), Hajiganj upazila, Chandpur
  17. Dr. S. M. Abdullah-Al-Mamun, AD(CC), Feni
  18. Dr. A. H. Md. Rezanur Shakil, M – DI, Chandpur
  19. Mr. Murad Ahmed Khan, M – MIS
  20. Mr. Md. Akib Uddin, UFPO, Brahmanbaria
  21. Mr. Md. Abdud Daiyan, UFPO, Asuganj Upazila, B. baria
  22. Mr. Md. Alamgir, UFPO, Haimchar Upazila, Chandpur
  23. Ms. Ruksana Akhtar, UFPO, Nabinagar Upazila, Brahmanbaria
  24. Mr. Md. Golam Mostafa, UFPO, Hajiganj upazila, Chandpur
  25. Md. Zakir Hossain, UFPO, Parshuram upazila, Feni
  26. Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, UFPO, Sonagazi
  27. Dr. Md. Sohel Habib, MO (MCH – FP), Nabinagar Upazila, Brahmanbaria
  28. Dr. Tanvir Ahmed , MO (MCH – FP), Shahrasti Upazila, Chandpur
  29. Dr. Md. Abul Faij, MO (MCH – FP), Hajiganj upazila, Chandpur
  30. Dr. Jerin Sultana , MO (MCH – FP) & UFPO (A/C) , Nasirnagar Upazila, Brahmanbaria
  31. Dr. Md. Moynul Islam, Mo (MCHFP), Hajiganj
  32. Dr. Taslima Akhter , Mo (MCHFP), Chaggolnaiya, Feni
  33. Dr. Md. Jahangir Hossain, MOMCH, Nasirnagar Upazila, Brahmanbaria
  34. Dr. Muhammad Mofajjal Hossain, MOMCH
  35. Dr. S. M. Safiuzzaman, MOMCH – FP, Parshuram upazila, Feni
  36. Mr. Md. Faruk Hosen, UFPO (In charge), Shahrasti Upazila, Chandpur
  37. Mr. Joby George, Chief of Party, MaMoni MNCSP, Save The Children
  38. Mr. Bal Ram Bhui,  Advisor, MEL, MaMoni MNCSP, Save the Children in Bangladesh,
  39. Mr. Md. Hasan Ibna Mahmud, Statistician, Brahmanbaria
  40. Mr. Md. Saiful Amin, Statistician, Feni
  41. Ms. Seema Rani Roy , Statistician, Brahmanbaria
  42. Mr. Md. Abu Tousif, Statistician, Civil Surgeon Office, Feni
  43. Ms. Tahmina Rahman, Statistician, Civil surgeon office, Chandpur
  44. Dr. Achintya Kundra Chakraborty,  Chandpur
  45. Mr. Md. Borhan Uddin Sarker, Asst. Statistician, Chandpur
  46. Ms. Jahanara Begum, FWV, Begumganj, Noakhali
  47. Ms. Nahid Salma, FWA, Begumganj, Noakhali
  48. Mr. Motaher Hossain Mahbub
  49. Mr. Salahuddin
  50. Ms. Samina Yasmin
  51. Mr. Md. Bashirul Islam
  52. Mr. Md. Masud Alam
  53. Mr. Syed Khalid Bin Nazrul
  54. Dr. Utpal Kumar Barua
  55. Mr. Feroj Al Mojahid, Manager – MIS, Brahmanbaria
  56. Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun, Manager-Di, Brahmanbaria
  57. Ms. Tanjina Siddique, Manager-MIS, Chandpur
  58. Jamil Anwar Zaman, Deputy Director, ICT Innovation, Save the Children
  59. Arafat Hasan, Specialist – Java Developer
  60. Anik Mahamood, Senior Web Programmer
By |2019-01-30T23:47:28-06:00 Published on January 30, 2019| Updated on January 30, 2019|Events|0 Comments

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