The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it has donated several Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to South Sudan’s health ministry to enable provision of quality data on health.

WHO said the ICT equipment donated from Gavi, the vaccine alliance, will support the expanded program on immunization (EPI) data management and the roll-out of district health information software2 (DHIS2) both at national and state levels in South Sudan including the Abyei administrative area of South Sudan.

“Strengthening health information system is vital to enable decision-makers at all levels of the health system to identify problems, needs and make decisions based on evidence, ” Olushayo Olu, WHO country representative said in a statement issued in Juba.

The donated equipment includes 33 desktop computers, 34 all-in-one printers, seven laptops and carrying cases, seven docking pack and 40 (ITB) external hard drive will be distributed to the national monitoring and evaluation office, the 32 states and Abyei administrative area of South Sudan.

Makur Matur Kariom, undersecretary ministry of health lauded WHO for the donation, adding that this was not the first time WHO has provided support.

He also urged the beneficiaries to put to proper use of the equipment for improved and effective performance. Enditem

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