Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) works towards integrating its Data Management System

Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) works towards integrating its Data Management System

Leaders of the CBC Health Services have been appraised for accompanying the institution in every new venture. Professor Tih Pius Muffih, Director of CBC Health Services (CBCHS) made the appraisal while commending the leaders for taking time off their usual busy schedules to attend a 3-day workshop geared towards building their understanding of the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Strategy of the CBC Health Services.

The appraisal also charged all the leaders to put hands on deck to ensure a successful implementation of the PMEL Strategy. The workshop, which rounded off on July 3, was marked by the official launching of the PMEL Strategy and the commissioning into their functions of a 4-man Management Team.

The PMEL Strategy, which was initiated through an organizational assessment of the CBC Health Services in 2015 by the Liliane Foundation (LF) and developed between 2018 and 2019 by a Development Consultant, Mr. Vincent Mujune, is a novel customized package aimed at improving on the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes of the CBC Health Services. Thanks to the PMEL, the CBC Health Services will be able to integrate processes linking the different operational units that exist within the institution. The pilot phase has been tested and proven to be successful in Mboppi Baptist Hospital Douala.

Within the next three years therefore, the PMEL Strategy will have two main objectives; to integrate and roll out tested components of an integrated strategy for the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning to all service units and programs of the CBC Health Services. It will also put in place an integrated Data Management System for the institution, a key aspect of the strategy.

To achieve this arduous task of scaling up the pilot, the leaders at the end of the workshop resolved to have all institutions and programs commit human as well as financial resources that will add up to the Liliane Foundation support and enable the effective implementation of the strategy; and secondly, to improve the quality of work by moving towards an integrated data management system supported by DAMA.

The Director charged the leaders of institutions, programs and specialized service units to work in collaboration with the PMEL Management Team to realize this lofty dream by 2022. He in turn charged the newly installed management team to be diligent, committed and dedicated to the goals of this project.

Commissioned to their functions were the Project Manager, Mr. Achataseh Godwill, the Data Supervisor, Mr. Ngabur George, the Finance Analyst, Mr. Tosam Ephraim, and Mr. Budzi Divine as the M and E Officer.

The data processed through the PMEL System will be used to satisfy funding projects and also for the improvement of the services and institutional programs of the CBC Health Services; an institution that always prioritizes quality services to all. The new team will thereby work across all the facilities, programs and services of the institution.

Rev. Dr. Ndongnde Godlove, Director of the Community Counseling Clinic prayed and dedicated the management team, referring to them as the 24 Elders.

By Clementina Njang Yong

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