The Ministry of Health, Justice and UEM-MOASIS/JEMBI Presented Mozambique’s National Mortality Registration System at African Mortality Statistics Expert Workshop in Cairo

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WHO EMRO convened a meeting of mortality data statistics experts which took place in Cairo, Egypt from September 28th to the October 2nd where mortality data analysis, death registration systems, data collection methods, as well as the role of surveys and censuses in mortality statistics systems, among other issues, were discussed. UEM-MOASIS along with the MOH and the Ministry of Justice presented the main achievements and remaining challenges in the national implementation of SIS-ROH, Mozambique’s death registration system producing annual mortality data analysis reports based on routinely collected data.

Maputo, Mozambique –October 2015 – UEM-MOASIS/Jembi was invited by WHO and UNECA to present on the National mortality registration system (SIS-ROH) developed and in use in Mozambique at the African Mortality Statistics Expert meeting in Cairo, Egypt.

The presentation was done by Mr. Ivan Pinto, Mozambique Program Manager, in collaboration with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice and received positive reviews drawing interest from other African countries to use the same SIS-ROH model in their countries. WHO EMRO CAIRO

To date, SIS-ROH has been implemented in 44 sites: 33 health units nationwide (75%) and 11 provincial health  directorates and UEM-MOASIS/JEMBI consortium has supported the MOH in the training of over 400 health cadres, IT staff and statisticians in system use, data analysis, and ICD-10 codification. By 2013, 89,453 deaths were recorded in SIS-ROH (85,397 hospital and 4,056 extra-hospital deaths).

The SIS-ROH project was made possible thanks to a partnership between Mozambique and the American people through PEPFAR – CDC funding“.

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