A VERBAL/SOCIAL AUTOPSY STUDY TO IMPROVE ESTIMATES OF THE CAUSES AND DETERMINANTS OF NEONATAL AND CHILD MORTALITY IN NIGERIA
For many years the WHO/UNICEF-supported Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) has developed statistical models to estimate the causes of neonatal and child deaths. Recently, the CHERG undertook to gather new verbal autopsy (VA) and social autopsy (SA) data to directly measure the causes and determinants of neonatal and child mortality in high priority countries such as Nigeria.
The 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) was implemented by the National Population Commission (NPC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Universal Basic Education Commission, and the National Bureau of Statistics. RTI International provided technical assistance. The 2015 NEDS was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This education profile uses information obtained from the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, which was produced by NPC and ICF International (formerly Macro International).
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The Chairman, National Population Commission, Eze Duruiheoma has called on public relations practitioners to bridge the communication gap between what government can do and what people should expect.
The commitment of the National Population Commission to provide the nation with a wide range of demographic data for planning purposes received a boost as the Board of the Commission at its 150th Ordinary Meeting of 28th October 2015 approved the inclusion of marriages and divorces in its Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) programme.