Join us on Wednesday August 31 at 8:00 am EDT/ 12:00 pm GMT for CHISU's Webinar on Challenges and Opportunities with Linking Malaria Data: Global Perspectives from Ghana and Malawi
Description: In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria. It is the leading cause of death among children under five, and 95 percent of cases are found in the African region. The data needed for the malaria response is complex. Data from such varied sources as routine health management information systems, meteorological or climate data, logistics management information systems, entomological, and laboratory data are needed to develop a comprehensive response to malaria in affected countries.
However, in many cases, these data sources are not linked and are owned and/or managed by different individuals/institutions in different parts of the health system. The nature and structure of the data also leads to manual analysis and interpretation of these data. There are substantial challenges to digitally linking these data as well as opportunities as countries' health information systems experience digital transformation.
This webinar will explore these challenges and opportunities with linking malaria data from the perspective of Ghana and Malawi, as well as globally.
Tomé Ca, West African Health Organization (WAHO)
Austin Gumbo, National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in Malawi
Williams Ojo, President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Samuel Oppong, National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in Ghana
Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Program
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