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Tackling health issues using Artificial Intelligence

eHealth Systems Africa focuses on improving healthcare in Nigeria by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems.

Ehealth Africa, a Non-Governmental Organisation says leveraging on Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help bridge the healthcare delivery gap and reduce maternal, child mortality rate in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of ehealth Africa, Atef Fawaz stated this during the 2023 Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition, with the  theme :”AI And Africa

Fawaz explained that With ehealth solution everyone can see the  point  where the vaccines are picked up from and where they are delivered. “It is  a full system that allows monitoring of stocks, request of new stocks, and making sure that vaccines are delivered to very remote areas”.

“We all know the challenges in the whole nation when it comes to logistics, especially in very remote areas, so the solution was developed to make sure that vaccines can reach everywhere, at the same time  the solution focused a lot on accountability and transparency”.

According to him Artificial Intelligence needed to be fed with correct information and data to ensure adequate utilisation in getting accurate results for effective healthcare delivery.

Supply chain challenges

Mr Jamil Galadanci, Senior Manager, Software Engineering of the Global Health Informatics Units in the NGO said the organisation invented a Logistics Management Information System (LoMIS) to address supply chain challenges especially in hard-to-reach areas. “At some point, Nigeria was reported as the highest zero dose children country in the world that is the reason we invented the LoMIS to improve the delivery and management of vaccines in our health facilities.

Earlier convener of the conference Dr. Evans Woherem said the program was aimed at awakening Africa to the competitive existential risks and realities of AI, for effective planning to meet the ehealth demands of the 21st century.

Reporting by Florence Adewale; Editing by Julian Osamoto