Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Kaduna to tackle Malnutrition, begins data collection

The Kaduna State Government has deployed new technology to facilitate data collection on rising cases of malnutrition to enable it tackle the challenge effectively.

The mobile District Health Information System provided with support from Alive and Thrive, an NGO, would be deployed to 270 rural health facilities.

Hamza-Ibrahim Ikara, Deputy Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said the equipment were deployed as part of strategic initiative to get accurate data on malnutrition.

He said the goal was to build an electronic database through efficient tracking of malnutrition cases in the state.

” There is no way we can improve our health services without accurate data and with these mobile phones we will improve and use the device for what it is meant for,”he said .

He said that, with the mobile DHIS, the state hopes to achieve its objectives targeted at improving health care services.

According to the official, the mobile facility targets primary health centers in some selected local government areas in the state.