TITLE

Getting the numbers right in Africa -- a tribal solution

AUTHOR(S)
Appiah, Bernard
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, pE979
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of village headmen in the medical data collection system in Malawi. It says that village headmen are responsible for the collection of vital data in the area by recording the births and deaths in their communities and report it to the chiefs of the traditional authorities. According to Anthony Harries of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Great Britain, the cultural tradition in the area has made the gathering of data possible.
ACCESSION #
66291926

 

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