The National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) has said it will utilise its Distinct Health Information System (DHIS) platform to achieve lower HIV/AIDS prevalence rate nationwide.
The agency’s Chief Programming Officer, Mr Tajudeen Arowolo, said this on Friday during a 5-day training programme on DHIS in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara.
The reports stated that the programme was organised by the Kwara AIDS Control Agency (KWASACA) in collaboration with NACA.
No fewer than 48 participants with two participants each drawn from 20 civil society organisations and two each from four line ministries participated in the programme.
Arowolo said the need to conform to global practice of ensuring adequate data to reduce HIV/AIDS prevalence rate informed the organisation of the training workshop.
He said the training was also meant to assist various stakeholders, especially those on the field, to be able to upload data into the agency’s national information platform.
“For some years now a lot of achievements have been recorded by the agency and its other affiliates in the area of reduction of HIV/AIDS prevalence and medication.
“But with this training it is our aim to improve more by having the adequate information and data of the prevalence rate in urban and rural settings across the country.
“When this is done we would be able to set our target; the level and method of intervention to be adopted to achieve our desired aims and objective,” Arowolo said.