The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Tuesday donated computers and accessories worth N9.48 million to local, state and federal health institutions in Lagos State.
The UNFPA Programme Specialist in the state, Dr Omolaso Omosehin, made the disclosure at the handing over of the equipment and the opening ceremony of a three-day training programme for 40 health workers of the benefiting institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the health workers are being trained on Channel Electronic Logistics Management System.
Omosehin, however, said that the computers were donated to enhance the institutions’ family planning data collection and management.
“Today, the UNFPA is donating these computer sets, printers and other accessories to the Lagos Local Governments and State Ministries of Health as well as the Federal Medical Store in Oshodi to enhance their operations.
“The 21 units of computer sets and accessories for Lagos State and two for the Federal Medical Store amounted to about N9.48million.
“With the computer sets and the training, UNFPA believes that the beneficiaries will be able to procure and distribute contraceptives to people without running out of stock,’’ he said.
The UNFPA official added that the training would expose the health workers to modern electronic logistic management of contraceptives across the state.
Omosehin said that the organisation had observed challenges being faced by the local and State Governments in accessing contraceptives.
Dr Oguntimehiri Oluk