The fight against Malaria seems to have taken new dimension as the Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition, ACOMIN, upgrades Accountability Management Information System, ACCOMIS, a platform that enables collection, collation and analysis of Malaria related information across 13 implementing States.
To intensify the fight against Malaria in Nigeria, Civil society in Malaria control, Immunization and Nutrition, ACOMIN, has employed the use of technology to enable easy collection of information from client which would fasten the decision-making process and to reach wider population.
This striking object made the organization to update their data-based information system – Accountability Management Information System ACOMIS, which helps to elicit good, and reliable information.
This was disclosed by the Senior Manager Operations of the organization, Ayo Ipinmoye , at a National Advocacy Focused Media Meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Ayo Ipinmoye, the Senior Manager Operations of the Organization, the upgraded version of ACCOMIS is now a full- fledged Web Application , built on the latest programming Technology to run on a highly secured web technology which accommodates many more features.
He said that feedback from clients can now be easily gotten and community, partners and government can now be held accountable through the application.
Ayo called on the government, partners and community to invest more in technology so as to multiply their efforts and to enable Nigeria curb the disease, adding that it would be a step in the right direction.
Ibrahim Tajudeen , a representative of Country Coordinating Mechanism, CCM, said that the Application would now enable easy follow- up of clients and the community at the lowest cost as well as enabling easy access to hard- to -reach areas.
He promised that the Country Coordinating Mechanism would ensure that the platform would be fully utilized.
The head of Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization of National Malaria Elimination Programme, who was represented by colleague, Eunice Subair urged the media to use their platforms to intensify the fight against malaria, calling on government to make adequate budgeting, allocation, and policies that would help eliminate the challenge of the disease in the country
The project is being implemented in the thirteen GF supported states which include Kaduna, Kano, Taraba, Osun, Jigawa ,Kwara, Delta, and Adamawa state. Others were Niger, Ogun, Yobe and Gombe state
The meeting was to engage the media to propagate and preach the importance of the use of technology in the fight against malaria.