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Health Ministry Moves to Streamline Data Collection :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Health Ministry Moves to Streamline Data Collection

Dr. Richard Bakamuturaki, the Ntungamo District Medical Officer, says the roll out of the mTrac information delivery procedure has improved timely reporting although there a few challenges that will soon be addressed.

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The Health Ministry has embarked on a process to streamline data collection at Health facilities. 

Carol Kyozira, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Division of Health Information, says the Health Ministry is trying hard to ensure that the data availed from health facilities is accurate for proper planning and effective service delivery.

She was speaking at the opening of a training program for health workers and local leaders on the mTrac information delivery procedure at Ntungamo district council hall. 

mTrac is a mobile phone-based health information system strengthening tool that facilitates the flow of relevant and timely data into Uganda's national Health Management Information System-HMIS using SMS. Kyozira says the Health Ministry has embarked on a deliberate move to ensure that the health workers and people handling medical records are trained on how best to get information as well as submit it to the Ministry. 

She says once the training is completed, health workers will be held accountable for all the mistakes in the data presented.

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Leonard Ahimbisibwe, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Ntungamo district, admits that it is true that the collection and dissemination of data has been a challenge despite the fact that it is key in ensuring effective service delivery.

Dr. Richard Bakamuturaki, the Ntungamo District Medical Officer, says the roll out of the mTrac information delivery procedure has improved timely reporting although there a few challenges that will soon be addressed.

He says training the health workers and those handling records will improve timely delivery of data and its accuracy.

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