Yako: Authorities and CSOs equipped for the digitization of community health

Authorities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were equipped on Monday, May 29, 2023 by the Mr. Heath-Burkina project, at the Yako Medical Center with Surgery Unit (CMA) on the digitization of the community Health.

Implemented by the M.heath-Burkina project, through community-based health workers (ASBC), the digitalization process is underway in the province of Passoré.

The information was given this Monday, May 29, 2023, during an information meeting at the CMA of Yako, to the administrative, municipal, religious and customary authorities, to civil society organizations (CSOs), to the secretaries general of the special municipal delegations and the media of the province.

The work was co-chaired by the High Commissioner of Passoré Province, Laurent Koutougou Kontogom and the Secretary General (SG (SGP), Noélie Béréhoumdougou / Kaboré.

The objective of the digitization of the health system, through the ASBCs aims, among other things, to capitalize on health data and to avoid the loss of health data collected by community agents.

Specifically, the process consists of improving the performance of the activities of community-based health workers, the management of health product stocks, supervision and their monitoring.

To this end, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Health District (MCAD) of Yako, Dr. Soumaila Yaméogo delivered the two communications, in addition to the demonstration session of the “CommCare” digitalization application.

In his presentations, Dr. Yaméogo wished for the involvement of local authorities in popularization, the role of ASBCs as well as the advantages of the digitization of community health of the M.Health-Burkina system.

To facilitate its implementation, Soumaila Yaméogo also wanted the involvement of the social strata of the communities in the process.

The M.Heath project is specifically interested in diseases that cause more mortality and morbidity in children from 0 to 5 years old.

In Passoré, the 508 ASBCs work daily to provide appropriate care to children showing signs of measles, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia and malnutrition.

At the end of his presentations, the communicator informed that the ASBCs committed to the task emphasize the dematerialization of the interventions of health workers at the community level and health centers, through the use of Information Technologies and communication (ICT).

In terms of challenges to be met, the MCDA mentioned the maintenance, cost and renewal of equipment in the field and non-compliance with the schedule.

It should be noted that community-based health workers in Passoré cannot claim the prerogatives of vaccinators.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

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