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Angolan students create system to "mitigate the pandemic" in the national health system

Mauro de Melo and Eurizia Faria Lisboa - two Angolan students who are finishing their course at the Faculty of Health Technology, Havana University of Medical Sciences in Cuba - have developed a statistical information system that aims to collect and process information related to covid-19.

: Angop

The system, called "Info.covid-19", is intended for people who have symptoms related to the virus. According to a note, cited by Angop, this system allows to follow, both in the cities and in the peripheries, the people suspected of being infected and thus help to fill some gaps that exist in the national health system.

"To mitigate the problem of the pandemic at the first level of health care (health posts and centers), a set of health models was developed for data collection as well as strategies that can be carried out in the neighborhoods, municipalities and different municipalities of the country", reveal the students in the statement.

At a more advanced stage, Mauro and Eurizia explain that the system develops strategies and models for doctors and statisticians to make data and information processing easier.

"With the emergence of covid-19 cases among the communities, it will be necessary the support of the hospital units in the different levels of attention. For this, the control in the processing of information associated with the disease within the national territory will be essential," they stress, adding that the great concern regarding covid-19 "consists specifically in the peripheral localities of the country, whose characteristics can be a threat and a great challenge to the Angolan Health System, since they are difficult to access.

Believing that the system will help to strengthen the national health system, the students have already sent their proposal to the Ministry of Health for consideration.

The two students are finalists in the 5th year of the Health Information Systems course at the University of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba.

In February of this year they carried out a scientific work called "Plans and Action on the Current State of the Health Information System of Angola", which ended up winning the 'Relevant' award from the Scientific Journal.

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