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Date: 5/09/2018
Author: MoPH
Source: MoPH
Workshop to Improve Cause of Death Statistics
 
The Statistics Department at the Ministry of Public Health is organizing training sessions on the identification and coding of causes of death in collaboration with the World Health Organization and in cooperation with the Syndicate of hospitals. These sessions cover the identification of the causes of death according to International standards. The first phase was completed on 3 and 4 September 2018, knowing that other phases will follow to reach all hospitals before the end of this year. The training was followed by a stakeholders meeting held on 5 September in the presence of representatives of the Orders of Physicians in Beirut and the North, the Syndicate of Hospitals, the World Health Organization, the Central Administration of Statistics, the Directorate of Civil Registration of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, and the Ministry of Public Health. The meeting agreed on the future steps needed to improve the civil registration and vital statistics system.
 
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