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Phoebe Jeruto November 14, 2020

NOREB COUNTIES GROWING TOGETHER IN DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.

 

Technology has proven its ability as an enabler in enhancing efficient and effective health care service provision across the globe. The use of technology increases provider capabilities, patient access and management while improving the quality of life for the patients and saving lives.

Today, North Rift Economic bloc (NOREB) member counties’ CECMs for Health and their ICT counterparts met in Nandi to deliberate on a possible partnership with Medic Mobile in identifying technology-based solutions for the betterment of Universal Health Care(UHC) provision.

NOREB brings together counties of Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, West Pokot, Turkana and Samburu.

Medic Mobile is an organization that develop and deploy software which acts as a toolkit that supports health workers in delivering equitable care that reaches everyone.

This toolkit ensures safe deliveries, track outbreaks faster, treat illnesses door-to-door, keep stock of essential medicines, communicate about emergencies, and more.

This technological integration in health care focusses on quality of service, data collection & management, timeliness in service provision, ease of access, reports & references, effective communication across the health sector and common database for the Bloc.

Speaking during a demonstration of a UHC management system by Medic Mobile, the NOREB Ag.CEO Dr Dominic Biwott highlights the need for the member counties to grow together in identifying a common solution towards the diverse health care challenges.

In his address, Nandi County’s Chief Officer for ICT and e-Government, Jonathan Misoi lauds the Bloc for the technological move towards improving health care. He further encouraged the NOREB counties to join Nandi in the journey towards automating all government operations and taking services closer to the people.

“The efficiency brought about with the adoption of technology has steered on better services and enhanced citizen wellbeing. Data is key in decision making and such systems offer better information that translates to a well-considered medical decision.” Added Misoi.

The team also looked into and validated the NOREB Region’s Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery Strategy which has been developed to give sustainable road map and guidelines towards economic stability.

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