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Evaluation of a village-informant driven demographic surveillance system in Karonga, Northern Malawi

Evaluation of a village-informant driven demographic surveillance system in Karonga, Northern Malawi
Evaluation of a village-informant driven demographic surveillance system in Karonga, Northern Malawi
This paper describes and evaluates the first demographic surveillance system (DSS) in Malawi, covering a rural population of 30,000. Unlike others, the Karonga DSS relies on trained village informants using formatted registers for the primary notification of vital events and migrations. Seven project enumerators subsequently collect detailed data on events notified by the village informants, using stringent identification procedures for households and individuals. Internal movements are traced systematically to augment event registration and data quality. Continuous evaluation of data collection is built into the methods. A re-census conducted after 2 years indicated that the routine system had registered 97% of 1,588 births, 99% of 521 deaths and 92% of 13,168 movements.
219-248
Jahn, A.
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Crampin, A.C.
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Glynn, J.R.
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Mwafilaso, J.
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Branson, K.
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McGrath, N.
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Fine, P.E.
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Zaba, B.
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Jahn, A.
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Crampin, A.C.
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Glynn, J.R.
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Mwinuka, V.
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Mwaiyeghele, E.
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Mwafilaso, J.
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Branson, K.
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McGrath, N.
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Fine, P.E.
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Zaba, B.
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Jahn, A., Crampin, A.C., Glynn, J.R., Mwinuka, V., Mwaiyeghele, E., Mwafilaso, J., Branson, K., McGrath, N., Fine, P.E. and Zaba, B. (2007) Evaluation of a village-informant driven demographic surveillance system in Karonga, Northern Malawi. Demographic Research, 16, 219-248. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2007.16.8).

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This paper describes and evaluates the first demographic surveillance system (DSS) in Malawi, covering a rural population of 30,000. Unlike others, the Karonga DSS relies on trained village informants using formatted registers for the primary notification of vital events and migrations. Seven project enumerators subsequently collect detailed data on events notified by the village informants, using stringent identification procedures for households and individuals. Internal movements are traced systematically to augment event registration and data quality. Continuous evaluation of data collection is built into the methods. A re-census conducted after 2 years indicated that the routine system had registered 97% of 1,588 births, 99% of 521 deaths and 92% of 13,168 movements.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 March 2007
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 350527
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350527
PURE UUID: b82e7649-df01-49d5-9718-e4abd399437d
ORCID for N. McGrath: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1039-0159

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2013 12:15
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:35

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Author: A. Jahn
Author: A.C. Crampin
Author: J.R. Glynn
Author: V. Mwinuka
Author: E. Mwaiyeghele
Author: J. Mwafilaso
Author: K. Branson
Author: N. McGrath ORCID iD
Author: P.E. Fine
Author: B. Zaba

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