SC4CCM/Malawi Presents at Health Information Technology Innovation Fair, sharing real-time data from Kasungu District

HSA from Kasungu presents cStock data

Kasungu district representative explains to the Principal Secretary how his village clinic uses data from cStock

In August 2012, SC4CCM participated in the Malawi Health Information Technology Innovation Fair. The fair was the first of its kind, organized by Baobab Health Trust in collaboration with the Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division (CMED) of Malawi. The objectives of the Innovation Fair were to increase awareness of the information and communication technologies in health sector that are currently available and under development in Malawi and sub Saharan Africa. The fair created a platform for sharing best practices among players in Malawi and Mozambique and garnered political, policy and financial support in promoting the use of information and communication technologies in health service delivery.

The guest of honor for the function was the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Charles Mwansambo.   Each implementing partner was given a stand to showcase their work in mhealth innovations. SC4CCM arranged for 2 participants from Kasungu district to present at the fair, one from the district level and the other from the village clinic level. Kasungu was chosen to present as they are a high performing district. Amos Misomali, Resident Logistics Advisor for SC4CCM/Malawi, explained to the fair visitors how the mhealth data visibility tool called cStock is used. Then Hannock Phiri, the representative from Kasungu district, explained how as a district they use cStock. The HSA then explained how he uses cStock at his village clinic. The audience was impressed with the presentation which was supported by beaming live data for Kasungu district on a laptop computer.