Sabahi (Washington, DC)

8 January 2013

Djibouti Evaluates Process of Recording Infant Mortalities

The Djiboutian Ministries of Health and Interior on Monday (January 7th) held a joint workshop to evaluate how the government records data for the purpose of analysing progress towards reducing infant and maternal mortality, Djibouti's La Nation reported.

Director of the Office of Population and Family Idriss Miguil Bouh, Ministry of Health technical adviser Abdoulkader Garad Mohamed, World Health Organisation representative in Djibouti Rayanna Bou-Haka and a representative from the United Nations Population Fund attended the workshop.

The participants discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the current system in use. They also discussed ways of implementing 2011 recommendations from the United Nations on how to help establish a database with reliable statistics on births and causes of death among all countries of the world.

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