Director, Public Health, Disease Control, Dr Uchechukwu Onyejimbe has extolled Anambra State Government, the European Union (EU) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on quality healthcare delivery.Dr Onyejimbe made the commendation while interacting with a health correspondent at the just-concluded 2-Day State Data Consultative Committee meeting at Awka.He noted that the EU/WHO’s continued support in the health sector of the state had helped in improving delivery of quality health services to people of the state. It is a meeting that is well taken; there is proper harmonisation of various variations in the data collection, at which resolution taken in the communiqué is good. If implemented, will go a long way into addressing vital areas in the data and health management information system of the state.
“They should implement the outcome of the meeting properly; the Government should play its own role and, then, validated data should also be collated at the right time, analysed for effective healthcare policy. Dr Onyejimbe noted that EU/WHO had been performing laudable collaboration with the state and such harmonious collaboration and co-existence was encouraging. He urged participants to go home with the resolutions that were reached during the consultative committee meeting.
I, pray that it will continue because at the end of the day, the outcome and the impact will be evident in the achievements of the health system of the state.’’ Programme officer, Equitable Access Initiative, Mrs Blessing Ngene, said that partners could not function without collaborating with the state in collection of data from healthcare facilities.You have to carry the state along because over time we realised that a synergy in approach had helped a lot. By this, I mean when you work and synchronise with the state because the state knows what is going on at each particular time and they know how to join forces with partners.They actually know what we need in order to ensure that data collected will be reflected in the state database. If we merge our efforts with the state, it actually helps us to get enough data as much as we need and, also helps us to make good decisions with the data.’