FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES DATABASE FOR DISEASE SURVEILLANCE
Written by Kayode Sanni on September 2, 2022
The Federal Government has launched a Data Analytics Visualization Tool, DAVT, aimed at supporting surveillance and response at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and state public health emergency operation centers.
Director General of the NCDC, Dr. IFEDAYO ADETIFA at the launch in Abuja said the aim of the system was to institutionalize data quality management, data demand, and use.
He said it would also create demand for case-based data being released via the surveillance outbreak response management and analysis system and mobile strengthening emergency response system.
The Managing Director, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Dr. CHARLES MENSAH said the DAVT system was established through the Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda in Nigeria Project.