Zimbabwe spreads health Info via Tech

Zimbabwe is executing a project under a Global Fund grant to use modern technology to transfer health information, providing internet connections to 82 sites. The chosen sites are in both urban and rural areas, with
the new technology to enhance collection of health data and provide faster delivery of information right from
district level to national. Data collected will also assist in planning, executing and
maintaining up to date information record on health. According to Marcela Rojo, spokesperson for the Global
Fund, the provided funds will help receivers to create
modern technological avenues of gathering information. “Across Africa, health information systems require
strengthening to enhance monitoring of disease
trends,” Rojo said. “To maximize the quality of data and
the reliability of results, the Global Fund and partners
are addressing common weaknesses in in-country data
management and health information systems.” The project came as a result of poor communication
infrastructure in the region which slows information
from reaching national level for further assessment due
to lack of internet connectivity.

Source:Humanipo

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