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.
Facts of the Week from the DevInfo website can be found daily on the International Year of Statistics website from March 4th to March 9th. Facts of the Week help provide a clearer picture of the world's progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
On December 17, 2012, the latest census data on Houses, Household Amenities and Assets was launched through CensusInfo India jointly by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India - Dr. C. Chandramouli, the Country Representative of UNFPA - Ms Frederika Meijer, the Country Representative of UN Women - Ms Anne Stenhammer and the Chief of Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of UNICEF - Mr Joaquin Gonzalez-Aleman in a function organized at Hotel LaLiT, New Delhi.
Punjab State is often referred to as the socio-economic hub of Pakistan and home to over half of the country’s total population. Throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium, as government organizations in Pakistan worked hard to develop programs to spur economic growth, there was no reliable way to qualify and quantify that progress.
The Center for Knowledge and Skills (CKS), an India-based organization working with non-profits to bolster their performance and effectiveness in executing programmes, recently launched a DevInfo database to track the production of jute in West Bengal. Jute is a long vegetable fibre that has been widely used in India for centuries to make clothes and essential household materials and West Bengal is a major jute growing state.