The UNICEF Representative in Ghana, Anne-Claire Dufay,has handed over 230 tablet computers with accessories to support two Health System Strengthening activities in Ghana regarding immunization and community health information systems.
Ghana has made significant progress to protect children against diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. Immunization is one of the strategic interventions that has contributed to the reduction of infant mortality throughout the world including Ghana. In 2015, Ghana was certified as Polio-free, a direct result of vaccinating children.
The tablets, loaded with the Data for Action (D4A) software, developed by UNICEF, will be used to conduct a comprehensive nationwide inventory on immunization cold chain equipment. It will provide real time data on immunization cold chain to the Ghana Health Service.
The tablets in addition to collecting data, will support health information systems, particularly at the community level. Upon completion of the cold chain inventory, the tablets will be deployed to support the implementation of an electronic client monitoring system of the Ghana Health Service known as the e-tracker to strengthen service delivery at the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centres.
UNICEF Ghana will hand over the tablets at the Ghana Health Service.