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Increasing the availability and quality of nutrition data is important to measure progress towards global nutrition goals. There are opportunities to leverage existing data collection platforms, especially within the health system, to collect nutrition data for this purpose. Over the last several years, the nutrition community has come together to promote this objective, enabling  the collection of nutrition data through routine health information systems and health facility assessments.

Webinar speakers shared new nutrition modules that will make it easier to include routine data about nutrition interventions into health information systems using the web-based DHIS2 platform. They also discussed facility-based nutrition indicators that have recently been added to the Service Provision Assessment.

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  • Silvia Alayón (moderator) is the director of measurement at USAID Advancing Nutrition, providing leadership to measure multi-sectoral nutrition activities and use of data for continuous learning and improved impact. She has 18 years of experience in the monitoring and evaluation of global health and nutrition programs. Prior to joining the project, she was a measurement, learning, and evaluation advisor on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Alive & Thrive Initiative. 
  • Erin Milner is a senior nutrition monitoring, evaluation, and learning advisor at USAID Bureau for Global Health where she leads nutrition programs and measurement initiatives. She has over 15 years of international experience designing and implementing nutrition, early childhood development, and health projects. Erin has led research on nutrition linkages with ecosystems, food security, WASH, and early childhood development, and directed several environmental health monitoring and evaluation programs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Chika Hayashi is a senior advisor in monitoring and statistics, and chief of the Nutrition Data Unit, in the Data and Analytics Section at UNICEF. She has spent over 20 years at the WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank working across various types of monitoring and evaluation activities and across many countries and regions. An author of numerous global reports, global monitoring frameworks, and indicator data collection and data system review guidelines and tools, she has scaled up new indicators and monitoring and evaluation systems across many countries.
  • Rukundo Benedict is the lead nutrition research associate for The Demographic and Health Surveys Program. She is a global health nutrition practitioner with expertise in large-scale health and health facility surveys and has research and programmatic experience in anthropometry, infant and young child feeding, adolescent nutrition, water-sanitation hygiene, and community health systems.
  • Lila Bikram Thapa is the chief of the nutrition section at the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population. He provides overall leadership to design and implementation of national nutrition policies, strategies, guidelines, protocol and action plans. He specializes in public health and has over 30 years of experience working within various levels of the health system in Nepal. He is an accomplished leader with resource management expertise, including extensive budgeting, programming, and also has experience building the integrated health system at the federal, provincial and local level. 
  • Martin Liyungu is a nutrition information systems officer at the Zambia Ministry of Health. He has
    over 9 years of experience in coordinating and managing nutrition data at national level. He also has experience designing mobile applications and managing databases for both routine and emergency programming. He works with the health management information systems and is a mentor and trainer in its use. He is a member of the recently created Global Digital Health Planning National Systems Community of Practice, a networking platform.