The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Mimms

In the last decade, South Africa has made significant progress in reducing child and maternal mortality rates. Although progress has been made in improving levels of maternal and child morbidity and mortality, it is important to indicate that data used are based on varied sources and systems that sometimes yield conflicting data.

South Africa has a well-established statistics system. However, not all deaths are registered and the quality of the cause-of-death information is often inadequate.

The Improvement of Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance (MIMMS) project was initiated to address challenges, bottlenecks and short comings within the surveillance system that compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. Monitoring Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality in South Africa is a critical resource that gives insight to the current state of the existing surveillance system and how to strength strategies for monitoring maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 224
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2536-7
Publish Year : March 2018
Rights : World Rights

Project leadership:

Professor Daniel J Ncayiyana, MD, Principal Investigator 
Professor Olive Shisana, ScD, Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Demetre Labadarios PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Khangelani Zuma, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
Dr Lorena Espinoza, CDC South Africa, Co-Principal Investigator & Technical Consultant
Dr Thu-Ha Dinh, MD, MS, CDC Atlanta, Technical Consultant
Professor Ehimario U. Igumbor, PhD, CDC South Africa, Technical Consultant
Professor Roger Rochat, (Emory University, USA), Co-Investigators
Professor James Sherry (GW University USA), Co-Investigators
Professor Sarah Baird (GW University USA), Co-Investigators
Dr John Rhode (International Health), Co-Investigators
Professor Thelmah Maluleke PhD, Project Director
Professor Charles Hongoro PhD, Project Director
Dr Nompumelelo Zungu PhD, Project Director
Ms Ntombizodwa Mbelle MPH, Project Director

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