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Kaduna State Government Inaugurates Data Collection System On Malnutrition

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Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has deployed new technology to facilitate data collection on rising cases of malnutrition to enable it to tackle the challenge effectively.

The mobile District Health Information System, provided with support from Alive and Thrive, an NGO, would be deployed to 270 rural health facilities.

Hamza-Ibrahim Ikara, Deputy Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said the equipment was deployed as part of a strategic initiative to get accurate data on malnutrition.

He said the goal was to build an electronic database through efficient tracking of malnutrition cases in the state.

” There is no way we can improve our health services without accurate data and with these mobile phones we will improve and use the device for what it is meant for,” he said.

He said that, with the mobile DHIS, the state hopes to achieve its objectives targeted at improving health care services.

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