Kaduna State Government in collaboration with a Non Governmental Organisation Alive and Thrive has launched One Hundred and Seventy Mobile District Health Information System to enhance data collection in rural health care facilities in the state.
The State Emergency Nutrition Action Plan program Manager Doctor Zainab Muhammad said the initiative was timely and would improve planning and decision making process on issues of malnutrition and related cases.
Doctor Zainab Muhammad explained that with the mobile phones data would be streamline realistically and public health personnel would be better position to generate the needed information.
She said with the world going digital, all areas, fields and sectors must not be left behind for achieving set objectives especially as it relates to improving health care services delevery.
In a remark, the State Team leader of the NGO Mrs Sarah Kwasu said the NGO would continue to be worthy partner with the State in ensuring improve condition of Infant and Young Child Feeding.
Also speaking Kaduna State Nutrition desk Officer, Mrs Hauwa Usman commended the NGO for donating the phones with the aim of addressing malnutrition adding that the State was the first to benefit from such gesture.
She said the one hundred and seventy mobile phones which were for official use are programmed and would be distributed to public and private health facilities in the state for the purpose of acquiring data.
Health workers from Public and Private facilities and Health management and information system officers from selected local government areas attended the event.