Participants undergo training

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PARTICIPANTS in the 2016 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) are attending a series of training sessions before the data collection.
The data collated will assist in realistic planning to achieve anticipated results.
Deputy National Statistician Henao Kari said the DHS was one of the major international statistical programmes conducted every 10 years to collect data on population and health status.
Kari launched the Morobe DHS training for 35 participants in five teams on Monday.
He said the DHS would reflect how far the country has progressed in achieving its developmental aspirations, various national plans and policies in the National Health Plan, and medium and long term development strategic plans to realise Vision 2050.
Similar surveys were conducted in 1996 and 2006.
He said the survey would ensure good data on the people and their needs were converted into statistics to determine planning for human needs.
“Hence, good data provides apt statistics for proper planning in development,” Kari said.
Provincial health programme advisor Micah Yawing urged the participants to learn as much as they could and understand the purpose of this survey before conducting field interviews.

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