The Board Chairman, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr Isioma Okobah, has reemphasized the need for regular training of health workers towards improving their job performance. Dr. Okobah made this known recently while declaring open a 5-Day’s Data Quality and Use Supportive Supervision (DQUSS) Training the Trainers Workshop organized by Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency DSPHCDA in collaboration with African Field Epistemology Network (AFENET).
The chairman while noting that the training was part of efforts towards achieving the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Health for all Deltans (HeFAD) said adequate data management was strategic in improving the health sector particularly in decision making process.
She stressed that primary health care played an important role in the overall health care delivery system hence the need to improve the skills of primary health care workers.
The Executive Directive of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency DSPHCDA, Dr Jude Winful-Orieke, said that the core objective of the training was to ensure that the personnel report activities of routine immunization (RI) and other services offered on the Delta State Health Information System (DHIS2) platform.
He also added that the training was to improve human resource capacity, management and organization as noted in the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Data Quality Improvement Plan (DQIP) for 2017-2020.
Mr. Tosin Onomerhaye, the State Coordinator of African Field Epistemology Network (AFENET), said the Data Quality and Use Supportive Supervision (DQUSS) was a strategic module which he said focused on ensuring that the process of routine immunization data collection, recording, verification and analysis consistently met high standards of completeness and accuracy.
Participants at the training were drawn from the 25 local government areas of the State include Primary Health Care Coordinators, Cold Chain Officers, Local Immunization Officer, Health Management Information System Officer and State Monitors.