Ukraine: Norwegian Red Cross and Ukrainian Red Cross deploy DHIS2 Tracker to support mobile health units in two regions
In October 2022, the Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) together with the Ukrainian Red Cross (URCS) launched DHIS2 for use by its mobile health units (MHU). Since the large-scale escalation of the armed conflict in Ukraine in February 2022, 6.54 million people have been internally displaced, and 14.5 million people are in need health assistance (OCHA Ukraine Situation Report 29 NOV 2022). The largest movements of internally displaced people (IDP) are towards the west and north-west of the country. The displaced populations – mainly women, children, and elderly – require tailored and multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance.
URCS and NorCross have established 20 Mobile Health units (MHU) in Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts to improve the access to primary health care for the conflict-affected population. The medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, psychologists, and obstetricians / gynaecologists have been providing comprehensive package of PHC services including Primary Health Care (PHC), Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).
The team is using DHIS2 Tracker to manage patient records in the three Tracker programs (PHC, SRH, and MHPSS). The Ukraine implementation is part of NorCross effort to adopt DHIS2 for managing its portfolio of health projects in 15 countries.