IN-COUNTRY MONOGRAPH DEVELOPMENT - FERTILITY AND MORTALITY
The activities for the Monograph Development for Fertility and Mortality took place in Nauru during 01st -13th December, 2013 (2 weeks). The financial and technical support was provided by the United Nation Population Fund, South Pacific Regional Office (UNFPA-SPRO) based in Suva, Fiji.
The national consultation for stakeholders (data users) was conducted at the Civic Centre Conference Hall on Thursday 12th December, 2013. The introductory presentater was carried out by Mr Lindsay Thoma from the Nauru Bureau of Statistics and the main presenter was carried out by the consultant Dr Ricardo Neupert from the UNFPA. The formal invitation was extended to total thirty four participants and the communication was openly interactive for discussion purposes.
During Dr Neupert's mission, we visited the hospital records office to seek updated information mainly in relation to fertility and we acknowledged Mr David Dowiyogo and his staff for providing us our valuable request in short notice due to the fire incidence that destroyed the record's office building on 15th August 2013. The records team managed to re-compile and utilize the raw data from the log book belonging to the maternity centre.
The purpose of the monograph development was mainly to further provide in-depth analytical report particularly focusing on fertility and mortality based on results from the Nauru Census 2011 and the progressive completion of the report will begin submitting the first draft between end of January 2014 to mid-February 2014.
Above: Dr Neupert during national consultation for stakeholders at Nauru Civic Centre Hall