UKZN Produces yet another PhD Graduate though Publications
UKZN PhD student, Mr Eleazar Ndabarora, graduated after completing his thesis through publications.
The study was titled: “Developing an Intervention Model for Data Quality Management and Health Information Use at Community and District Levels in Rwanda”. The aim was to ensure that reported outcomes of implemented health programmes in Rwanda and similar resources-limited settings correctly reflect what the situation is.
Ndabarora’s study, supervised by the late Professor Leana Uys and co-supervised by Dr Jennifer Chipps, involved Health Data Quality Management and the use of Health Information at community and district levels in Rwanda and similar resources-limited contexts.
The thesis examined the systematic review of health data quality management and best practices at community and district levels in lower and middle income countries and evaluated the quality of clinical and community-based health programme data across different levels of health systems, community health worker-managed data, health centres and district hospitals.
The study also evaluated the use of available health information for daily decision-making processes in health care delivery, monitoring and evaluation of clinical and community health programmes; and proposed an intervention model that could assist different stakeholders involved in managing health data and ensure the use of reliable information for better decisions in delivering health services.
Ndabarora is currently involved in policy making and strategic planning for disease control, specifically the monitoring and evaluation of Non-Communicable Diseases within the Rwanda Biomedical Centre within the Rwanda Ministry of Health. He is also involved in teaching and research at Mount Kenya University and the University of Rwanda.
He aims to get more involved in community health research and enjoys sharing his knowledge, and - in return - learning from others.