Data collection is a critical aspect of decision making as it provides the basis of management decision making. In health coverage planning and execution, we know the dictum garbage in garbage out will always imply. What we give is what we take. The need to use qualified and experience persons to capture data is key to quality health management decisions and operations. This is where the health community persons kn the civil society will do much more better.
Hi Lizzy, Great point about the importance of quality data collection. There is a discussion group forming on the myJLN site on Understanding & Utilizing Data to Inform COVID-19 Response & Recovery that you may like to join. From the myJLN home page, select the Groups Directory from the icons along the top, and request to join the group on Understanding and Utilizing Data.