Putting a human face to a data story

Participants at the health data communications boot camp 
PIC: RYDER GABATHUSE
Participants at the health data communications boot camp PIC: RYDER GABATHUSE

WHO country representative to Botswana, Dr Josephine Namboze has hailed the three-day Botswana Health data communication boot camp as a positive step in the right direction for stakeholders.

The boot camp brought statisticians from Statistics Botswana (SB), the Ministry of Health, the National Aids and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA), public relations professionals, journalists, WHO officials and other stakeholders under one roof at the WHO boardroom.

The event had brought the stakeholders together, ‘to learn how to work together more effectively to increase the use of health data and statistics in the media.” Namboze highlighted that she has noticed that with journalists when there is data in pertinent reports, they will often times choose to go around it.

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