Improving data improving health: Verbal Autopsy for health systems strengthening

Improving data improving health: Verbal Autopsy for health systems strengthening

Seminar at University College London on 17 October 2016

The majority of deaths in Africa and Asia are never recorded. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a method to determine causes of death using an interview with witnesses of the death, data from which are interpreted to conclude medical causes.

In this seminar, we will reflect on innovations in VA including automated and mobile VA, and examine contextualised approaches to understanding why people die outside facilities or without registration. We will also explore how information from VA can be made available as part of a health systems approach.

The aim of the event is to consolidate methods that have the potential to bring together communities and policy makers with better data and improved capacity for evaluation. Join participants from the Information, Evidence and Research Unit at WHO, the Umeå WHO Collaborating Centre for VA, the Centre for Global Development at the University of Aberdeen, the Malaria Consortium, the Africa Health Research Institute, University College London Institute for Global Health and Lancet Global Health.

Improving data Improving health: Verbal Autopsy For Health Systems Strengthening

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