[size=36]Global Health: Iraq laid the first building block in building an advanced digital health system[/size]
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The representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq, Ahmed Zueiten, said in a speech during the launch event of the results of the system for monitoring the availability of health resources and services: “The Corona pandemic had negative aspects at all levels, but it was a reason that prompted many countries to review their health systems and their adequacy.” With the needs of citizens and their aspirations for a decent life in health and prosperity, just as Iraq decided, in the aftermath of the pandemic, to establish the health system and work to strengthen it and test the strengths and aspects that development requires to address all dangers in the health sector.
Zouiten added, "The first recommendations were related to the digitization of the health system to provide data and information useful for making the right decisions to move forward in the health system and make it able to keep pace with the progress made in this vital sector globally," noting that "by launching a digitization system, the system provides resources and services in the sector." Health, Iraq has laid the first building block in building and introducing an advanced digital health system, and the health sector will be one of the first sectors to enter the digital club in line with international directives and keep pace with the goals of the Iraqi government.
He pointed out, "This advanced system provides an accurate picture of the availability of human resources, technical supplies, and various medical services in all health centers and hospitals throughout Iraq. It also provides an accurate database that allows the urgent distribution of resources in line with the requirements of citizens, according to population density."
And he added, "The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization and its partners did not stop there, but also launched a system for tracking health data from the districts, provided that this system provides a suitable space for downloading and disseminating health data in an advanced scientific way," expressing his pride in "this remarkable achievement that Behind him was an integrated path of efforts, experts of the organization and the Ministry of Health, as no less than 240 health cadres were trained, who selected data with extreme accuracy in 5205 health centers and hospitals in Iraq.
And the Minister of Health, Saleh Al-Hasnawi, announced this morning, Wednesday, the implementation of the digitization program for the system of providing resources and services.