NFHS-6: State level training on ‘Mapping & Listing Activity’ held
Dimapur, March 18: The inaugural session of ‘State Level Training on Mapping & Listing Activity’ for the first phase of sixth round of National Family Health Survey, popularly known as NFHS-6, was launched on March 18 at Development Association of Nagaland (DAN), 4th Mile, Chekiye Village, Chümoukedima.
A press release informed that training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Major Mughavi Y Sema, Chairman of Nagaland Development Outreach. It will continue till March 23.
The chief guest of the event, Dr. Ritu Thurr, Mission Director at State Health Mission, conveyed the importance of NFHS-6 for a State like Nagaland and urged the investigator to be sincere and collect good quality data.
The presidential address was delivered by Dr. Manmath Kumar Mohanty, Executive Director of CMRSD. The programme was also attended by Rev. Amop Noklang, Director, NDO; Fr. Sajan Joseph, Executive Director, DAN; Zubenthang Enny, PO, IIPS and many local community leaders, civil society organisation representatives and officers from CMRSD.
The Union Ministry has designated Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), as nodal agency responsible for providing coordination and technical guidance for the survey. IIPS has assigned Centre for Market Research and Social Development Pvt Ltd (CMRSD), New Delhi as the field agency to conduct field work for collecting data in the States of Manipur and Nagaland.
As first stage of fieldwork the mapping and listing of households in selected sample village(s)/urban block(s) will be undertaken. This will serve as a frame for selection of households for collecting information in prescribed survey schedules, i.e. household schedule, biomarker schedule, women’s schedule and men’s schedule in the second stage. The fieldwork for mapping and listing in Nagaland is to commence shortly.
The NFHS is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. First survey, conducted in 1992-93, provides state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality, practice of family planning, maternal and child health, reproductive health, nutrition, utilization and quality of health and family planning services.
(Page News Service)