Jembi-MOASIS CEO, Prof Chris Seeebregts, participated in the Experts Group Meeting of the 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for CRVS in Yamoussoukro, Côte D’Ivoire in February and the World Health Organization cites the SIS-ROH (Death Registration System) in Mozambique, developed by Jembi-MOASIS, as an example of mortality systems strengthening and appropriate use of ICD codification for low resources countries.
Cape Town, South Africa – February 2015 – Jembi CEO, Prof Chris Seebregts recently attended the Experts Group Meeting of the Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration, held in Yamoussoukro, Côte D’Ivoire from 9-13 February 2015. Organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission, the meeting was attended by representatives from African countries, Civil Registration Offices (CROs) and National Statistics Offices (NSOs) as well as representatives of regional and international organizations, concerned UN agencies, and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Under the theme, “Promoting the use of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in support of Good Governance in Africa”, the conference aimed at contextualizing CRVS in the realm of governance and promoting debate for a complete and efficient CRVS system that can help countries to achieve ‘good governance’ and develop CRVS in Africa.
Country success stories were also presented and included a mention by WHO representative, Dr. Anneke Schmider, of the SIS-ROH and mortality coding system in Mozambique by Jembi-MOASIS as an example of mortality systems strengthening. The Jembi-MOASIS team has worked tirelessly together with the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MoH) in the development and customization of SIS-ROH as well as installations and training of users and administrators in the systems’ components and ICD-10 coding in hospitals throughout Mozambique.
Recognition of the SIS-ROH system is a proud moment for the Jembi-MOASIS team, after its continuous effort and contribution towards systems strengthening in Mozambique and Africa as a whole. In the last 2 months of 2014, SIS-ROH has been installed in 10 additional health units using the SIS-Compact Station microcomputer, resulting in it being installed in a total of 44 sites nationwide. Jembi-MOASIS implementers also trained 85 clinicians and system administrators, as well as over 400 health professionals on ICD-10 at the national level.
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” Jembi-MOASIS gratefully acknowledges the financial support from PEPFAR-CDC and the World Health Organization for the implementation of the SIS-ROH project”