Anambra State Government with support from the European Union is partnering the World Health Organization, WHO, in the workshop on District Health Information System, Data Analytic Application and Health Facility Registry.
As part of activities for the workshop, personnel from Health Information Systems Programme Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Health and WHO, are in the state to support the Data Operation Centre.
The training would feature the introduction of key officers to WHO Data Quality App in updating the Health Facility Registry software and database.
Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Linus Nwankwo while declaring the workshop open, urged the participants to be active in order to achieve the objectives of the training, which include proffering lasting solutions to the challenges facing data reporting in the state.
The state Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs. Edith Nwachukwu, who noted that the training was also aimed at updating the state’s Health Facility Registry, as well as evaluate proficiency in data gathering, explained that District Health Information System was a platform for gathering data from local to state and state to the federal government.