HMIS PROJECT – PHASE 2
To contribute to the improvement of the health status of the population of Zanzibar through the rehabilitation of the surveillance system of endemic and epidemic diseases, for the enhancement of health interventions;
To reinforce the surveillance system for endemic and epidemic diseases through the training of local human resources in the field of epidemiological surveillance, strengthening the role of the central reference laboratory support PHL-IdC and structures of the Health Districts.
The project, now in Phase 2 continues along the lines of the first part ended July 31, 2010 after 18 months of operation. The project aims to intervene in Zanzibar in support of the reform of the system of monitoring the National Health Service in progress since September 2005. This reform aims to make efficient collection and management of health data, through the upgrading of human resources in the field of epidemiological surveillance, strengthening the epidemiological center of reference as part of the Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri PHL-IdC) in Pemba, and the rehabilitation of the operating units of the health districts, with a view to the efficient collection and management of health information from the periphery to the center.
The limited capacity in planning, organization and management of the health system is a major obstacle to a lasting improvement in health status in Zanzibar. In particular, the shortage of competent medical personnel in hospitals, clinics and laboratories peripheral penalizes the effectiveness of programs of disease control and conducting research for the development of the health system.
The need to rehabilitate the system of disease surveillance, was born by the need to improve the system of collecting, processing, analysis, interpretation and publication of data of gravity, diffusion (prevalence) and the rate of new cases (incidence), which follows the distribution of the collected information to all those who need to plan targeted campaigns for the control of endemic and epidemic diseases.