Anticipating their return to the Angolan territory, the students were available to support the country through the knowledge acquired in the training obtained in Cuba, where they studied for five years.
“As students of Health Information Systems, we are trained to co-assist in the search for solutions to the different problems that affect the National Health System. Faced with this pandemic that is plaguing the world in general, and Angola in particular, we are ready to assist from data registration to publication and dissemination of results, thus being able to calculate different indicators that reflect the situation in the country, as well as to prepare a series of tables, graphs and their interpretations so that the behavior of the virus can be described at the same time. over time, ”explained Paulo Massqui, one of the students in question, to Platina Line.
The student also guaranteed the availability of the group to advise on the realization of a Health Situation Analysis (ASIS), a health surveillance instrument that allows recognizing the relationship between living conditions and access to health services in a territory.
Also Marillson Rodrigues, another of the students, showed his commitment to supporting Angola with his training. "I am a professional with technical, teaching and scientific skills, capable of directing and administering processes for capturing, treating, analyzing, disseminating and exchanging all health information for decision-making aimed at improving the health system. I want to be able to contribute to improving health in my homeland, ”he said.
Tatiana Pascoal pointed out, also in statements to Platina Line, that teaching and research are part of the training process in health information systems, not only focusing on statistics and information management work. “Our course is fantastic due to the profile it has, and we can contribute in Angola in many ways, but here I highlight two of them, teaching, primarily due to the lack of health education in our society, and health research. We must be lovers of information, try to understand what is going on, doing investigative work aimed at providing answers to possible health problems in Angola ”, he explained.
Another of the students, Daniel Sabino, highlighted the importance of harmonizing health and technology: “We are students at the Faculty of Health Technology, this calls attention to the beautiful union of health information and technology, which is very important, as I believe that with the resources we have in Angola, it is possible to create large databases related to health, computer applications for the dissemination of information and health promotion, health education, etc.”.
The students are still in Cuba, in order to finish their training, but are 'keeping their eyes on Angola', waiting for the much desired return to the country and the opportunity to change the path of medicine in the territory, while helping to fight a pandemic with consequences on a global scale.