Maldives launch training workshop on ICD10 and DHIS

Maldives have begun a nationwide training workshop on Medical Terminology, as part of the efforts to train professionals on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD10).

ICD10 is a medical classification listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases. ICD-10 is used in 117 countries for performing cause of death reporting and statistics.

Speaking at the ceremony to inaugurate the workshop, Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen shed light on the importance of modern methods, including ICD10, when the country is attempting to connect all healthcare facilities under one network. He noted the development of a health information system would assist in the enhancement of the healthcare sector of Maldives.

During the workshop, participants would be trained in District Health Information Software (DHIS), used in more than 60 countries around the world.

The 6-day workshop is participated by 60 health professionals from across the country.