Establish the Sierra Leone SRS
COMSA is supporting the SL government to develop and implement a sample registration system (SRS) of births and deaths with cause of death using verbal autopsy. SL-SRS tracks 5-8% of total population, deaths, stillbirths, and pregnancies.
MITS testing of child deaths in Bo
COMSA is collaborating with CHAMPS to support Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) for 200 child deaths, with Bo District as the starting site. Biological confirmation of child deaths is a novel addition to understanding cause of death.
Strengthen routine death reporting
COMSA helps the SL government by strengthening routine death reporting, mortality system integration, and use of data, including linkage with the 117 phone reporting system. As a result, we hope to improve the local statistics on child and adult mortality.
Produce targeted verbal autopsy tool
The targeted VA tool will carry out a sub-study on adult febrile deaths. The focused study in Bo explores whether malaria causes a substantial proportion of adult acute febrile deaths as it does for children.
CGHR - Center for Global Health Research
The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is an independent, not-for-profit organization co-sponsored by St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) and the University of Toronto.
MoHS - Ministry of Health and Sanitation (SL)
The Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MoHS) of the government of Sierra Leone is responsible for the delivery of health care services in the public sector.
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