Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’ in Mauritania, 18-20 July 2017

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    In accordance with its 2017 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC will organise the Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’ at the National Statistical Office (ONS) of Islamic Republic of Mauritania on 18-20 July 2017.

    The Training Course will be conducted by Ms. Dorra DHRAIEF, Senior Director at National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Republic of Tunisia, with the participation of relevant officials of the ONS of Mauritania.

    As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009;; Health – covers the health and mortality related statistical activities, including topics like life expectancy, health status, health and safety, health determinants (including lifestyle, nutrition, smoking, alcohol abuse), health resources and expenditure, health care systems, morbidity and mortality (including infant and child mortality), hospital admission, causes of illness and death, specific diseases (e.g. AIDS),disabilities, pharmaceutical consumption and sales, health personnel, remuneration of health professions, environmental health status, health inequality, health accounts.

    The Training Course on ‘Health Statistics’ will include discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

    Rationale, Approaches and Vision
    1.1 Rationale for strengthening health information systems
    1.1.1 Improving health – the reason for better health information
    1.1.2 The challenge of measuring health
    1.1.3 Poor performance of health information systems
    1.1.4 Drivers for change
    1.1.5 Global standards and harmonization of health information
    1.1.6 A unifying approach to health information system development
    1.2 Approaches to health information system strengthening
    1.2.1 Convening stakeholders and undertaking performance assessments
    1.2.2 Identifying data requirements and indicators
    1.2.3 Describing data requirements and tools at different levels
    1.2.4 Matching data requirements to data sources
    1.2.5 Ensuring the quality of health information system products
    1.2.6 Synthesizing, analyzing and using information
    1.2.7 Aligning partners and bringing data and users together

    Components and Standards of a Health Information System
    2.1 Health information system
    2.1.1 The six components of a health information system
    2.2 Health information system resources
    2.2.1 Health information system coordination and leadership
    2.2.2 Health information system information policies
    2.2.3 Health information system financial and human resources
    2.2.4 Health information system infrastructure
    2.3 Indicators
    2.3.1 Domains of health information
    2.3.2 Defining core indicators
    2.4 Data sources
    2.4.1 Health information data sources
    2.4.2 Censuses
    2.4.3 Civil registration
    2.4.4 Population surveys
    2.4.5 Individual records
    2.4.6 Service records
    2.4.7 Resource records
    2.4.8 Linking indicators and data sources
    2.5 Data management
    2.5.1 Data storage
    2.5.2 Ensuring data quality
    2.5.3 Data processing and compilation
    2.6 Information products
    2.6.1 Transforming data into information
    2.7 Information use
    2.7.1 Use of information for decision-making
    2.7.2 Institutionalizing information use and demand

    Strengthening Health Information Systems – Principles, Processes and Tools
    3.1 Guiding principles for health information system development
    3.1.1 Principle of country leadership and ownership
    3.1.2 Principle of responding to country needs and demands
    3.1.3 Principle of building upon existing initiatives and systems
    3.1.4 Principle of building broad-based consensus and stakeholder involvement
    3.1.5 Principle of a gradual and incremental process with a long-term vision
    3.2 Implementation processes for health information system strengthening
    3.2.1 Phase 1 – Leadership, coordination and assessment
    3.2.2 Phase 2 – Priority-setting and planning
    3.2.3 Phase 3 – Implementation of health information system strengthening activities
    3.2.4 Continuous evaluation and improvement


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