DRRA and Directorate General of Health Services jointly organized a sensitization meeting on incorporating disability data in DHIS-2 database of the government. The meeting was held on 6 June 2017 at Shaheed Dr. Milon Auditorium of DGHS. Prof. Dr. A H M Enayet Hussain, Additional Director General (Planning and Development) and the Line Director Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) facilitated the meeting while the Executive Director of DRRA Ms. Farida Yesmin presented the dissertation on common tools for screening and diagnosis of different type disabilities importance of disability data preservation under health system.
The main objective of the meeting was to find out the possible ways to include 12 types’ of disability data as per the provision of disability Act 2013. At the moment only eye health related data is incorporating in DHIS-2 database. Prof. Dr. A H M Enayet Hussain acknowledged DRRA initiatives for incorporating data with DHIS-2 and also for other initiatives with the Ministry of Health and DGHS. A Working Group was formed comprising 7 members who will work on the issue after discussion with all. One Model Upazila (linked with District Hospital and Medical College) will be selected as a pilot. The Proposed Working Group comprises following persons:
- Director Primary Health Care, DGHS-Chairman
- Deputy Program Manager-NCDC-Member Secretary
- Member- from MIS
- Member-from MIS