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In July 2014, the rural district of Sinazongwe became the first District in Zambia to implement the SmartCare electronic medical record system. The District Health Team trained and mentored staff for more than three years before the visit that prompted this photo, in February 2018.

“While in the District for another meeting”, says photographer Martha Conkling, “I chose a few clinics to visit. Siameja, a remote clinic that is off the electric grid, was one of them. My visit was unscheduled, and the clinic staff were busy with clients when we arrived. It was so encouraging, even overwhelming, to see every single person with their SmartCard as they waited to visit with the staff. The system is now a routine part of a visit to the health care center.”

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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2018
Photo Credit: Martha Conkling
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