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Launching workshop of the PHISSIC project

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, took place in the meeting room of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (MSHP) in Plateau, the launch workshop of the PHISICC project (Paper-based Health Information System in Comprehensive Care).

Focused on the paper-based health information system for comprehensive care, the PHISICC project is a multi-year, multi-country and mixed-method research project that aims to optimize health information systems on paper to improve data quality and use, improve decision-making and health outcomes at the primary health care level in low and middle income countries.

Organized with the aim of presenting the project to stakeholders for the launch of the fifth work phase (PHISICC5), the objective of PHISICC in practice is to estimate the effects of a paper-based SIS, developed at using a Human-Centered Design approach on various indicators related to the quality and use of data for decision-making, health indicators, perceptions of health workers and patients.
This project, carried out in selected areas in Côte d'Ivoire, Mozambique and Nigeria, is jointly piloted by the Swiss TPH and the CSRS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire. According to the main investigator of the project in Côte d'Ivoire, Dr Salimata Berté, moreover, associate researcher at the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS), this fifth stage will take place in three stages. It will first be a question of mapping rural health centers in three regions, in particular the Grands Ponts, Mé and Agnéby-Tiassa regions.

Then, a household survey will be carried out in the various villages attached to these health centers. And a sample of 70 health centers which will be divided into two groups (35 health centers for each group). One of these groups will then receive ready-made tools.

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