CIDRZ supports MOH with ICT equipment worth over K18million
By Theresa Kalenga and Derrick Sinjela
The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) with support from US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has over the last few years donated over ZMW 18million in Tablets, computers, and ICT support.
CIDRZ Director for PROUD-Z and Strategic Information, Dr. Thea Savory handed over assorted items worth eighty-five thousand, five hundred and six kwacha (ZMW85, 506) and seven hundred and three dollars, forty-five cents (USD703.45) that shall be used in health facilities.
Lusaka Province Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale is grateful for the high impact and generous donation that shall enhance their management of information systems in the selected facilities that shall benefit from this.
“As government, we cannot achieve the general objective of universal health coverage alone unless we continue collaborating in an effective way with partners such as CIDRZ, ” said Dr Mwale.
The donated ICT equipment included 99 tablets, 405 CPU’s, 517 Laptops, 464 Monitors and 97 printers that are already in facilities, ensuring health facilities are able to implement real time data entry in the electronic Health Records System SmartCare.
Dr Savory said CIDRZ is committed to the Zambian Health Care system as it continues to support the Lusaka Provincial Health office to ensure that healthcare services are delivered in a safe, fast and efficient way.
“As a DSD partner we have supported the Ministry of Health’s efforts to rollout SmartCare and this required deploying equipment, training staff and providing continued technical support for all aspects of the implementation,” said Dr. Savory in a Wednesday, 26th January 2022 Press Statement in Lusaka, circulated by CIDRZ Communications Officer Mwenge J. Mulenga.