Translating Data into Better Health for Children: Lessons from the CODES Project in Uganda

décembre 7, 2021 - décembre 7, 2021

The Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to share lessons from the Community and District-management Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES) project in Uganda. The CODES study was a randomized controlled trial showing how the use of data for evidence-based planning, district health management training and community empowerment can strengthen health systems and deliver better child health outcomes. Following the study, UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health to incorporate routine data use (HMIS/DHIS2) into Uganda's national planning guidelines. This institutionalization of the approach serves as the basis for further scale-up of district health systems strengthening in the country. 

The recording, presentation slides, and published findings from this research are available under the resource list below.


  • Peter Waiswa, Associate Professor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Global Health Division, Karolinska Institutet
  • Flavia Mpanga Kaggwa, Health Specialist, UNICEF Uganda
  • Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Transformations for Health, Karolinska Institutet, Health Advisor, UNICEF Sweden


  • Dyness Kasungami, Director, Child Health Task Force, Senior Child Health Advisor, JSI Research & Training