Accurate, reliable and timely data is essential to the work of Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and forms a basis to ascertain impact of programme interventions in the community.
With support from theU.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CIDRZ in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been building capacity of health care providers in CIDRZ supported health facilities to improve onquality data capturing.
CIDRZ recently conducted a training for 300 health care providers from different urban facilities in Lusaka to empower them with knowledge on how to improve the quality of data facilities report on.
The training was also to enhance collaboration at facility level in coming up with solutions to the identified gaps which occur at the different reporting periods as well as demonstrate applications that have been developed to improve the collection and reporting of data at facility level.
Participants learnt how to accurately capture data using existingHIV Testing Services (HTS) registers (HTS), log books and reporting forms.