WHO supports Malawi with drugs for scabies and equipment value shut to 86 million kwacha to enhance well being files programs and introduces world experts to pick out up watch over cases of COVID-19 and accumulate watch over of the infodemic

The World Successfully being Group Malawi Country Station of labor has donated 38 000 bottles of medicines for treating scabies and various Recordsdata Communication Technology equipment to the Malawi Ministry of Successfully being to enhance its efficiency in well being files programs. Ministry of Successfully being Honorable Kumbize Kandodo Chiponda got the donation from WHO Representative for Malawi, Dr. Nonhlanhla Dlamini. WHO formally handed over the Recordsdata Communication Technology equipment value shut to 86 million kwacha and medicines to take care of scabies on 12 March, 2021, at a ceremony that took location on the Ministry of Successfully being’s Headquarters.

The ICT donation used to be made following DHIS-2 files loss that took location between March to August 2020. When DHIS-2 files used to be lost, WHO dedicated funds for files re-entry for the affected period along with DHIS-2 plot reconfiguration. The 38 000 scabies drugs bottles, Benzyl Benzoate Paint (BBP) had been donated to enhance districts which would possibly perchance well be reporting cases of scabies such as Mchinji district in the central region of Malawi.

Malawi is among the pathfinder countries beneath the Successfully being Recordsdata Collaborative (HDC), a joint effort by world companies, governments, donors, and academics to enhance well being files. WHO is the secretariat for HDC whose foremost goals are to; enhance country means to show screen and review development in direction of reaching Sustainable Construction Goal 3 (SDG3) by 2030 and universal well being protection thru higher availability, diagnosis and use of files and to enhance efficiency and alignment of investments in well being files programs thru collective action.

Talking all the intention thru the handover ceremony, WHO Representative for Malawi, Dr. Nonhlanhla Dlamini said for Malawi to achieve universal well being protection and acceleration in direction of reaching Sustainable Construction Goal 3 by 2030, Ministry of Successfully being requires good and well timed files in expose to like how noteworthy work can possess to be done, to quit no longer off beam and to bag managers accountable.

“The newly procured Recordsdata Communication Technology equipment will style bigger efficiency of the DHIS-2 operations, facilitate sincere time files entry and aid up, files diagnosis and files use at nationwide, zonal and district stage.”

Ministry of Successfully being, Honorable Kumbize Kandodo Chiponda underlined the value of WHO in complimenting authorities efforts in bettering well being for all Malawians.

 “In the period of COVID-19 pandemic we possess learnt one key lesson that Government can not ride alone in managing public well being. WHO is one key companion that works with the Ministry of Successfully being in all areas of public well being. The donation that we possess receive on the present time will ride a lengthy manner in driving the transport of universal well being protection.”

The ICT equipment that has been handed over to Malawi Ministry of Successfully being involves; 20 laptops, 20 exterior disks, 5 LCD projectors, 20 MIFIs with three months net bundles and 2 DHIS-2 servers.

In addition to, WHO has recruited three world experts to succor in the COVID-19 response. They comprise two clinical doctors and one Risk Communication and Neighborhood Engagement (RCCE) specialist. All three are in the country and already out in the self-discipline. They set no longer seem like location of labor-essentially essentially based mostly, and the doctors will most seemingly be working on the self-discipline hospitals, the medicine centres and the comfort of the well being facilities.

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