Medical experts from dispensaries and clinics in Kigali city have been trained on how to effectively use the District Health Information System (DHIS) software as a way of sharing medical records with the Ministry of Health.
The trainees said that the skills will help improve service delivery in the health sector and enable dispensaries and clinics as well as the public health sector to share information with their respective districts.
One of the trainees, Immacurate Kizima, in-charge of disease prevention unit said that the training was timely and will increase the capacity of health workers
This is being held at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the programme will benefit 70 people operating within the three districts of Gasabo, Nyarugenge and Kicukiro.
Kigali City vice Mayor in Charge of Social Affairs, Hope Tumukunde, said the training programme will also help the government come up with policies or programmes to suit medical demands of the population.
She added that there has information sharing on diseases will enable the government to find ways of intervening and come up with policies to support the health sector in relation to the information gathered in the country.