Buoyed by the desire to improve health care services in the state, a three-day data analytic training was organized for personnel of the Anambra State Ministry of Health in Awka.
The training which ended yesterday was geared towards introducing the principles of data management as the foundation for the production of quality data, positioning participants to independently produce statistics bulletin, start the process of indicators selection by both state and partner programs, and set a timeline for completion of the assignment.
Speaking at the training, Dr. Vincent Okpala, State Commissioner for Health described data as the life of the health sector in view of improving health care services in the state.
Dr. Okpala urged Ndi Anambra to keep adhering strictly to COVID-19 preventive measures to be safe from the virus. This is given the fact that the state’s COVID-19 pandemic status stands at one hundred and forty-two cases.
According to the Head Planning, Research, and Statistics in the Ministry Mrs. Edith Nwachukwu, she promised to monitor and ensure that participants from the department apply all they garnered in their daily work.
Furthermore, some of the participants including Anambra State Epidemiologist, Dr. Chuma Emembolu, and the Program Manager, Saving One Million Lives Program, Dr. Obiageli Uchebo while expressing happiness for being privileged participants, said with the knowledge garnered, they are now experts in handling data.
The next batch of the program, sponsored by the European Union and the World Health Organization geared towards strengthening the Nigerian health system for primary health care delivery will commence next week.