The Cameroon Clubfoot Care Project (CCCP) now has an electronic data base to improve on reporting, monitoring and management of clubfoot treatment in Cameroon. The development process of the data base was completed in December 2020 and went operational in January 2021.
Since 2014, the CBC Health Services in partnership with CBM through the Cameroon Clubfoot Care (CCC) Project has facilitated the treatment of clubfoot in Cameroon using the Ponseti technique. Using different strategies, the project has expanded its scope in coverage and has recorded tremendous success with 1,075 children accessing care. This progress, however, came with gaps in the reporting and data management of the project.
It is against this backdrop that the CCCP decided to develop its first ever electronic database to improve on reporting, monitoring and management of clubfoot treatment in Cameroon. This innovation was introduced into the project management stream through the training of two Clubfoot Therapists each from the 17 clubfoot clinics in the country. The trainings, which were done at the regional level, took place recently across five regions of the project coverage area. The training was conducted by a CCCP team of experts made up of Kimbi Clay – IT expert, Tamon James – CCCP Coordinator and Marion Ndifon– CCCP Officer.
At the end of each training, a Laptop, Android phone, Database manual (Clinic module) and a patient file were handed to the administrators of each of the17 clubfoot clinics involved in the Cameroon Clubfoot Care Project.
It is hoped that the use of this data base is going to improve on data quality and consequently facilitate reporting, monitoring and overall management of the project.