WP5 organised a training workshop on Health Information System assessment through peer-review. The training was organised by Nicole Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Moldova, in collaboration with the Directorate for Health Information & Research (DHIR) in Malta and Sciensano (Belgium), with the participation of WHO (Europe).
The countries that participated in the training included: Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Austria, Serbia, Ireland, Belgium, and Germany.
The training aimed to enable health information professional to carry out an assessment of country's health information system through peer-review, using an adapted version of the support tool developed by WHO (Europe). The objective of the peer-review process is to identify health information gaps in countries and to identify action points for direct and long-term improvement and strengthening of health information systems. This will help reduce health information inequalities between countries and strengthen collaboration in health information both within and between countries.
We are grateful to all the countries who participated and showed great motivation for the upcoming work, to the representatives from WHO (Europe) for accepting to share the tool and experiences during the training, and to the hosting country Moldova for a fruitful and successful workshop.