The second phase of the “Under-5 Child Health and Mortality Statistics Project” sough to strengthen the evidence and understanding of key factors related to under-5 mortality in Yucatán, Mexico through the implementation and evaluation of both community and facility-based interventions, aimed at improving recognition of alarm signs among mothers and caretakers for common causes of death in children and improving the quality of cause of death certification for deaths of children under 5, respectively. This presentation, presented virtually to stakeholders at a results dissemination workshop in January 2021, provides an overview of the project and summarizes key results and learnings from the research.
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Verbal autopsy interviews were conducted with caretakers for all deaths of children under the age of 5 in Yucatán, Mexico during 2015-2016. Results from the verbal autopsy were triangulated with data from vital registration systems and medical records to check for concordance at both the individual and population level. Findings suggest that overall the vital registration system for deaths of children under 5 is strong, however concordance between vital registration systems and medical records varies based on cause of death and age of the deceased (neonatal vs. child). This presentation summarizes methods and results for the quality of mortality statistics analysis and was presented at the 2019 Instituto Nacional de Salud Public Conference in Cuernavaca, Mexico in March 2019.
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The first phase of the “Under-5 Child Health and Mortality Statistics Project” sought to strengthen the evidence and understanding of key factors related to under-5 mortality in Yucatán, Mexico using Verbal Autopsy data collection tools with an added battery on search for care processes for U5 deaths which occurred in Yucatán during 2015-2016, and the triangulation of Verbal Autopsy reports with data from vital registration systems and medical records. This presentation, presented to stakeholders at a results dissemination workshop in October 2017 in Mérida, Yucatán, provides an overview of the project and summarizes key results and learnings from the research.
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