With funding from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC we are supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care in conducting trainings on CBS Data use workshops from the national training to the users at the facilities. The national group with participants drawn from all provinces was done during the week 13-15 June in Mazowe

Dr O Mugurungi -Director AIDS and TB programme Officially opening the national training

Training objectives across all training to be done.
1. Train participants in the use of the DHIS 2 CBS Dashboard for program planning
2. Train participants in the use of CBS data to identify HIV testing, Prevention, Care & Treatment program quality and service gaps to inform the public health response.
3. Facilitate the drafting of public health responses to identified program quality and service gaps using quality improvement approaches.
4. Facilitate the drafting of the Zimbabwe CBS Data Public Health Response plan/framework with input from participants.

Dr R Gongora National E-HR Coordinator with MoHCC explaining the road map

We have a plan to roll out to all the provinces in the next 4 weeks to reach data-driven planning and decision-making from all levels.

Zimbabwe is approaching epidemic control and there is an increasing need for granular monitoring of the evolving epidemic – describing it in time, place, and person to better inform the public health sector response, directing efforts where interventions and resources are needed the most and leaving no person, population group or community behind! This project is funded by PEPFAR through CDC and implemented in collaboration with MoHCC and other stakeholders.

With funding from PEPFAR through CDC, Zim-TTECH managed to attend the recently ended OpenHIE conference in Lilongwe Malawi. The conference had representation from over 33 countries, most of which had developed and implemented digital health systems with open-source software and standards.

Zimbabwe team was represented by cadres from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zim-TTECH EHR Technical Team, VitalWave and EGPAF.

Zim-TTECH participated in the technical workshop and successfully demonstrated the Impilo E-HR, and several delegates visited the showcase. The

One of the key topics which were of great interest to Zim-TTECH at the conference was the Client Registry (CR), which is part of the system that stores information about individuals who are receiving healthcare services. This information includes demographic data such as name, address, date of birth, and contact details and can be used to improve healthcare delivery by providing accurate and up-to-date information about patients.

Patient matching is another key topic that was discussed, which is the process of identifying patients across different healthcare systems using their demographic data. This is a pertinent component required in the Impilo Digital Health Platform for ensuring that patients receive appropriate care and that their medical records are accurate and complete. It was also noted that most African countries are moving towards the adoption of biometrics to improve patient matching. The facility registry is another key component of health information exchange. A facility registry is a database that stores information about healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. During the conference, experts discussed how facility registries can be used to improve healthcare delivery by providing accurate and up-to-date information about healthcare facilities.

What an eventful November we had, Catch all the updates by reading our newsletter,