Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy: Key Informant's Manual


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Author(s): Mswia R, Williams D, Whiting D, Hemed Y, Setel P

Year: 2007

Abstract:

Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) is a library of best practice methods for improving the quality of vital statistics where high coverage of civil registration and/or good cause of death data are not available. This manual is intended to provide the key informant (KI) with complete information on roles and responsibilities in the SAVVY system. The manual is to be used as a training and reference guide for the KI's work as a reporter of deaths in the KI's assignment areas. The manual contains guidelines for reporting deaths, and procedures to follow for setting up appointments for verbal autopsy interviews with the bereaved families. This manual also serves as a reference for all SAVVY officers who work with and support the KIs, including verbal autopsy interviewers, supervisors, and district managers.

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