Caritas Nigeria and her Enugu partners on  June 1st to 4th  facilitated an intensive  training on Mortality Surveillance and Verbal Autopsy.

The Training gave an overview of the mortality surveilance for People Living with HIV (PLHIV),  the role and responsibility of the Verbal Autopsy (VA) interviewer, ethical training, confidentiality, data security, and other high priority areas on the Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

At the end of the training, there was an after test administered to the ten health facilities participants  in form of field work to meet with relatives of the deceased of people living with HIV (PLHIV) with the aim of conducting interviews and feeding back to help understand the challenges and shortcomings the health personel encounter while working in the field.

Chinedum-Ezor  Chinedum, a Retention Assistant (RA) with Annunciation Specialist Hospital Emene, Enugu, appreciated the facilitators  for the  training which has equiped him and  his colleagues with the knowledge of Verbal Autopsy (VA)

Report and pictures courtesy of James Chokom from Enugu State

 

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