HEALTH INFORMATICS

Over the years, we have accumulated capabilities required for the effective deployment of informatics solutions across different sectors. We have a robust and dynamic team of experts with global track records.

Through several programs/projects, we provide informatics planning (system evaluation, needs assessment, baseline assessment, desk reviews, data collection, user requirement gathering, and systematic reviews) implementation (solutions deployment), and evaluation advisory to government MDAs, development partners, and donor organization. Our previous and current project support includes:

CUSTOMIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DASHBOARDS

Collaboration with relevant stakeholders, we developed, pilot-test, deployed,
scale up, and evaluated the first dedicated dashboard (improved visualization and analytics) for routine immunizaon data management, data interpretation, and data use in Nigeria. It is based on the District Health Information System version 2 (DHIS2), being used by the government of Nigeria at all levels (36 states and the federal capital territory, and 774 local government areas/districts).

AFENET with support from US CDC and in collaboration with NPHCDA has developed an electronic management system for immunization data (EMID). The system uses end to end processes for the immunization program, leverages and is fully integrated into DHIS2.

BUILDING OF CUSTOMIZED REAL-TIME DATA MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS

During the outbreak of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in Nigeria, 2014, AFENET developed and deployed a solution for an effective response and management of the disease. Building on this system and with lessons learnt from its initial deployment, in collaboration with development partners, we participated in the co-creation of a more advanced system, Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS). AFENET through funding support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has supported the roll out and scale up SORMAS in Nigeria which now covers all states in the federation.

PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

Our research agenda is directed towards generating evidence for:

  1. Understanding burden of epidemic prone diseases and other priority public
    Pharmaceutical
  2. Improving public health programming operational efficiency.
  3. Identifying effective interventions for disease prevention and control. Our focus areas are:
    • Epidemic prone diseases and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases
    • Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis
    • Neglected Tropical Diseases
    • Non-communicable diseases
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Reproductive health
    • Zoontioc diseases
    • Environmental health