Tunisia: EU-funded “Essaha Aziza” is revolutionising primary care

May 30, 2022
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At the initiative of the Tunisian Ministry of Health and with the support of the European Union, work has begun on an IT system for primary care (SI SSPL), part of the “Essaha Aziza” programme. The aim of this new SI SSPL application is to offer citizens high quality, accessible care while ensuring ongoing patient management.

The recommendations resulting from the first phase of the Essaha Aziza programme showed that digitisation was a common thread running through all of the programme’s areas for improvement and will enable the universal roll-out of patient medical records, providing healthcare professionals with all the information they need to make a diagnosis. It will ensure a more cohesive and f/* */aster patient care pathway.

All aspects of healthcare will undergo digitisation, from remote appointments, to signposting to relevant organisations, emergency care, monitoring of chronic illnesses, distribution of medications, and sharing of laboratory tests within a secure, confidential community accessible to all healthcare practitioners.

Based on lessons learnt during a previous EU programme supporting the Ministry of Health and recommendations drawn from social dialogue, the “Essaha Aziza” programme aims to expand universal primary care coverage to all citizens.

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