Maternal mortality is a major priority of the Mauritanian Government and UN agencies working in the country, but the lack of information on gaps in the healthcare system makes it difficult to design targeted interventions. In a new interagency initiative supported by WHO, UNFPA, and UNICEF, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone-based Real Time Monitoring (RTM) system to capture data in health facilities. Nurses, midwives and doctors use the mobile app to record information on causes of maternal deaths as these happen.
If you’re familiar with Argentinian newspapers, you know that you are likely to find a lot of statements on children and youth issues. While this is a positive fact in the fight to promote child rights, the data available offers many varying figures about identical topics; the information is often inaccurate and misleading.
An important 5-day workshop on PolioInfo Afghanistan and the SMS Data Capture tool took place at the National EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization) offices in Kabul from the 13th to the 17th of July.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released an innovative and interactive tool called the Decomposition of Future Population Growth, which provides critical information on population growth at the global, regional and national levels.
Two databases, DevInfo Monitoring situation and development of municipalities and DevInfo Natural changes of population, have now been respectively updated and launched on the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia website.
The DevInfo Serbia website now contains five databases, each providing critical socio-economic data to development actors and the general public, as well as ways to visualize it with tables, graphs and maps.
A five-day training to improve the capacity of key professionals from the LSB (Lao Statistics Bureau) in DevInfo technologies was hosted at the DSG (DevInfo Support Group) lab in New Delhi from the 13th to the 17th of May.