The Kogi State Government has trained 315 health workers on data reporting.
The Executive Director, Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, (KSPHCDA) Dr Abubakar Yakubu, disclosed this in Lokoja at a sensitization meeting with LGA health authority stakeholders on COVID-19 vaccination and primary health care system.
Yakubu stated that the sensitization programme, which was organized by his agency with support from the World Health Organization, (WHO) through the ‘Can Give Project’, will produce accurate data on health intervention programmes.
Represented by the Focal Person, ‘Can Give Project’, Dr Emmanuel Bola, the KSPHCDA Executive Director said, “We have invited 15 health workers from each Local Government Area to come together to see how we can improve reporting of public health event in the Local Government and every form of intervention in the health sector and to make sure that our report are accurate from the grassroot.
“We all know how data are collected. It is collected from the primary source down to the highest level. We expect that every Child that is immunized, given vitamins and other health intervention is documented appropriately and reported accurately.
“This sensitization will help to stimulate the team that we can do better in Kogi State in term of data reporting of health intervention programmes.”
He, however, commended the WHO for ensuring that stakeholders from the LGAs are properly trained to understand the rudiment of data quality and reporting.
Earlier, in his remarks, the Kogi State Coordinator of WHO, Dr Raji Muktar Toyosi explained that the workshop will further enable Kogi State to have quality data to make necessary health interventions.