One of the key issues facing the health services in developing nations is their remoteness. Access to disease information, data for decision-making and the ability to deliver services are oftentimes limited. VIA developed a comprehensive strategy for the design of an Integrated Health Informatics Solution (GIHIS) for Ghana supported by mobile technology to address these issues. We worked hand-in-hand with the Ghana AIDS Commission to help provide guidance and leadership for its national response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
In a $5M project over 3 years, VIA partnered with GAC, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Ghana School of Public Health to formulate an integrated national health information strategy (GIHIS) to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Crucial to success, VIA recognized that only rapid access to quality data can underpin decision-making and improve the overall management and performance of the health sector in its fight to combat HIV and AIDS.
VIA showcased how the use of mobile technology can break through health information silos, build capacity and increase the production of rapid access to critical health information while collaborating with multiple regional and national stakeholders.
VIA played a key role in designing and participating in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) workshops. These workshops demonstrated how mobile technology can be integrated into existing M&E concepts, methods and programs to aid in better decision-making at a national level.