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WHO hands over consignment of tablets to further support improved data management of COVID-19 responses in Seychelles


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The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over 76 tablets to the Ministry of Health as part of its ongoing support for improving data management within the context of COVID-19, including the entire health system. Dr. Susan Tembo, Deputy WHO Representative for Saychel, handed the pills to the prestigious Minister of Health Peggy Vidot at a ceremony held at Saychel Hospital on December 27, 2021.

“COVID-19 has brought us many challenges and we may continue to address them, but it has also provided us with many opportunities. One is the pandemic. Provides an opportunity to strengthen the health system, among other things, better use of information and communication technology to facilitate the improvement and establishment of health systems for monitoring and data management, “said Dr. Tenbo, a senior health ministry official at the ceremony. Addressed to. WRai thanked the Government for its leadership in preparing and responding to COVID-19 over the past two years. Without it, she said the pandemic would have been out of control.

In accepting the donation, Health Minister Peggy Vido emphasized: “One of the things COVID-19 has taught us is the importance of information and communication technology and technology in health. How to use ICT to respond better and provide medical care better. It’s important to do. At Saychel, we continue to use ICT to improve our response, monitoring, contact tracking, data collection, and reporting, all of which we take leadership quickly. Key to making decisions. ”The prestigious Vidot appreciates WHO’s support and helps the world continue to handle the new COVID-19 variants and take the next step in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. He said the tablet will certainly benefit the country as it takes further steps.

The tablet donation follows the initial commission of 28 laptop computers handed over to the Ministry of Health in 2020 by WHO to support triage at various medical facilities in the country. This latest tablet delivery further supports infection prevention and management programs, public health services, and decentralized services routinely performed by the National Health Accounts team.

To conclude her speech, Dr. Susan Tembo reiterated WHO’s continued commitment to assist the country in conducting other evidence-based interventions until the pandemic came under control.

Seychelles reported the first case of COVID-19 on March 14, 2020, confirming a community infection in December 2020. As of December 27, 2021, the country recorded 24,451 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 365 active cases. Unfortunately, the pandemic killed 126 people. The country started COVID-19 vaccination in January 2021 and so far 79% of the total population has been vaccinated twice. Seychelles also vaccinated adolescent populations aged 12 to 17 years twice with the COVID-19 vaccine and started a third dose to the adult population.

World Health Organization (WHO) – Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the Seychelles.

WHO hands over consignment of tablets to further support improved data management of COVID-19 responses in Seychelles

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