Nomadic and e-Health Program Initiative
By using a web-based software to capture mobile health-related statistics, the program goes further to integrate both Primary and Secondary Healthcare facilities thereby automating the basic operations of the health facilities. The new grounds covered here entails a successful two-way referral system where a patient seen by the mobile team is reffered to a specific facility. The receiving medical consultant opens up the patient data using a unique ID generated by the program. All treatment details, laboratory testing, diagnosis, prescription and other medical data are captured and a medical history maintained for the patient. This marks the first successful data gathering tool in the history of Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria had its first national conference in October showcasing this program and giving the mobile health program 'mailafiya' an award worthy of emulation by other 36 States in the country.