Strong data quality and information use have been most frequently known as critical or major for

addressing health bottle neck and improving health service delivery at all levels of health system.

However, its data is often inaccurate, untimely, in complete and inconsistent. Generally they did not meet dimensions of a quality data, as a result data are not

used effectively for decision-making in developing countries particularly in Ethiopia. The quality of reported data and use of information is dependent on the underlying data management and

reporting systems. Good quality data to be produced by and flow through a data management system, key HMIS functional components need to be in place at

all levels of the system (M&E capabilities, role and responsibilities, inputs/resources, data management process, linkage with national system, data collection and

reporting forms, indicator definition and reporting guidelines and also implementing data quality dimensions [accuracy,timeliness, completeness, Information use]).

The Federal Ministry of Health introduced Capacity Building and Mentor-ship Partnership (CBMP) Program in

Collaboration with six universities and regions, so as Jimma University is one of the six universities which is implementing the CBMP in two regions

(Oromia and Gambella region) in 35 health facilities. The Major program area of the project was to improve the overall health information system and hence data for

decision making at local level of the regions through participatory , competitive,innovative, appropriate technology and tailored interventions by Jimma University and

the consortium Universities under the leadership of the regions.