Data Analysis Training For Personnel Of Anambra Ministry Of Health Ends In Awka

The three day agenda for data analytic training organized by Anambra State Ministry of Health for its personnel has ended in Awka with a call on participants to implement all they learnt in their daily official activities, for effective service delivery.

The training among others things was aimed at introducing the principles of data management as the foundation for the production of quality data, position participants to independently produce statistics bulletin, start the process of indicators selection by both state and partners programs and set a timeline for completion of the assignment.

Addressing participants, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, described data as the life of the health sector in view of the improving health care services in Anambra State.

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While announcing that the state’s COVID-19 pandemic status stands at one hundred and forty-two cases, Dr Okpala reminded Ndi Anambra the need to keep adhering strictly to COVID-19 preventive measures to be safe from the virus.

In an interview, the Head Planning, Research and Statistics in the Ministry Mrs. Edith Nwachukwu promised to monitor and ensure that participants from the department apply all they garnered in their
daily work.

In separate interviews, 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.

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Next batch of the program, sponsored by the European Union and the World Health Organization with the aim of strengthening the Nigerian health system for primary health care delivery, will commence next week.

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