The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has hailed the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency for developing a user-friendly mobile application that provides real-time and context-specific support for healthcare workers.
The applaud came from the Director-General of NITDA, Mal. Ƙashifu Inuwa when he received the Executive Director, Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir and his management team at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja.
“I must commend Adamawa Primary Health Care Development Agency on the giant strides it recorded while developing Digital Health Application, it is a laudable initiative,” he said, stressing that innovation and capacity building will grow the Nigerian economy considering the strategies and frameworks put in place on the basics and fundamentals of research and innovation.
While calling on the Adamawa Health Care Development Agency to key into NITDA’s several initiatives which are in line with the Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) 2021-2024, Inuaw added that digital research, capacity building and human capital are the backbone of achieving the growth of digital health sector in Nigeria.
On his part, the Executive Director Adamawa Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir, said NITDA did a lot to support the development of the application device called ALMANACH, an innovative user-friendly mobile application.
He explained that ALMANACH is installed on mobile devices and guides healthcare staff steps by step through a structured consultation to ensure that all relevant information is obtained and recorded. It also includes nutrition assessment and guides healthcare workers to check routing preventive action (e.g; Deworming, Vitamin A, etc). The tool ensures that health workers adhere to clinical approved protocols.
“We have achieved a lot with the little resources at our disposal and we are here seeking collaboration and support from this noble organisation in the areas of IT infrastructures and human capital development,” he added.