After one year of preparatory work to create a central-level data warehouse that integrates existing health information systems and vital civil data, a country-wide electronic reporting system (DHIS2) was recently installed on central servers and linked to the first twenty districts and the city of Dushanbe. Online data entry started in five key health centres in Dushanbe and in seven civil registration offices, allowing improvement in data collection, analysis and report generation.
The overall integrated health information system, with the capacity to differentiate data by taking into account various socioeconomic factors, will support informed decision making, better understanding of the performance of the health sector and better use of resources. Online data entry capabilities were demonstrated during the project’s recent Steering Committee Meeting.
These activities are part of the EUR 3.4 million EU funded project “Technical Assistance to Support the Strengthening of the Health Information System” being implemented by EPOS Health Management in consortium with ICON-Institut Public Sector (Germany), Oslo University (Norway) and IrfatC (Tajikistan). The project is focused on strengthening the health management information system for the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and Ministry of Justice, Civil Registration Office.