Health Informatics Team Hits the Ground in West Africa
October 13, 2017
HP+’s West Africa Health Informatics Team (WAHIT) colleagues are in the region this week and next to launch the program and discuss how West Africa can strengthen national health information systems (NHIS) and integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR). Speaking at the 8th Annual Meeting on NHIS and IDSR, US Ambassador to Niger Eunice Reddick recognized WAHIT as a new, innovative model. WAHIT—a collaboration between USAID through the Health Policy Plus project and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) is a team of local health informatics experts that will provide technical leadership and support to ministries of health across the Economic Community of West African States to strengthen health information systems through local capacity building.