UN Resident And Humanitarian Coordinator Kallon Inaugurate Data Operations Centre In Awka, Launches MTHIP

UN Resident And Humanitarian Coordinator Kallon Inaugurate Data Operations Centre In Awka, Launches MTHIP

The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon has commissioned a Data Operations Centre for use by the Anambra State Ministry of Health.

Mr. Kallon commissioned the center as part of activities marking his two-day working visit to Anambra State.

Later during a meeting with Governor Willie Obiano at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia, Mr. Kallon launched the first ever Mobile Technology Health Insurance Platform, MTHIP, in Nigeria.

Commissioning the project located at the Ministry of Health, Jerome Udoji State Secretariat Awka, Mr. Kallon commended Governor Obiano for the reforms made in the health sector, stating that the data operations center is strategic in making informed decisions and policies so as to drive a better health care access for Ndị Anambra.

He said the center meets international best practices and urged other states to visit Anambra and copy the reforms the state has implemented in the health sector especially the model of the Data Operations Centre.

Earlier, while welcoming Mr. Kallon and his delegation, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala said the visit was necessary for the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria to have a first view of the projects the Anambra State Government has carried out and implemented through its ongoing partnership with the international body and its affiliates.

Dr. Okpala explained that the Data Operations Centre is a one stop center for all the information of what is happening in the state health sector.

The United Nations Chief, Mr. Kallon later visited the head office of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA where he toured the facilities on ground and showed high satisfaction with the level of technology being maximized by the agency to give health insurance to Ndị Anambra.

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