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Published on Mar 4, 2019
Before Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative launched in Bangladesh, there was very little information on who was dying of what, which is needed to guide public health policies and plans. Around 80-85% of deaths were not captured.
Interview with Dr Toufiq Shawon, Resident Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Dr Hafiz Chowdhury, Technical Advisor, Sri Lanka, University of Melbourne; Dr Razi Uddin, Assistant Chief Statistical Officer; Management Information System; Directorate General of Health Services. Filmed in Melbourne Australia in December 2018.
Topics include: -Bangladesh's successes as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative (0:00) -Government's support to tackle data gaps together (0:45) -Capturing community deaths using verbal autopsy methods (1:45) -More reliable data for health prioritisation (2:05) -Using active notification system to improve registration coverage (3:33) -Improving hospital death data (4:42) -Other Data for Health interventions (5:22)