WHO donates ICT equipment in South Sudan

2 2With funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated information, communication and technology (ICT) equipment to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan

ICT equipment will support the expanded program on immunisation (EPI) data management and the roll-out of district health information software 2 (DHIS 2) at national and state level, including the Abyei administrative area of South Sudan.

Items were presented to the ministry at a ceremony in Juba, chaired by undersecretary Dr Makur Matur Kariom, Ministry of Health.

The donation to the Ministry of Health includes 33 desktop computers, 34 all-in-one printers (printer, scanner and copier), seven laptops and carrying cases, seven docking packs and 40 external hard drives (one TB) to the national monitoring and evaluation office, 32 states, and the Abyei Administrative Region of South Sudan.

“Strengthening health information system is vital to enable decision-makers at all levels of the health system to identify problems/needs and make evidence-based decisions”, said Dr Olushayo Olu, WHO representative for South Sudan. He commended the ministry for their commitment to strengthen the health system in the country.

Receiving the ICT equipment, Dr Makur thanked WHO for the timely support. He emphasised that this was not the first time that WHO has provided support to the Ministry of Health of South Sudan. Dr Makur urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the donated equipment for improved and effective service delivery in the country.

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