EMA and Vital Strategies had signed a strategic partnership agreement

Ethiopian Medical Association’s main area of focus includes strategic partnership. In line with this EMA and Vital Strategies had signed a strategic partnership agreement on December 07/2021 which is signified by a 1 year project where a national training program will be established to improve the Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCOD).

Vital Strategies is an implementing partner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health (D4H) Initiative. The Initiative is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Government of Australia to provide technical assistance worldwide on the improvement of public health data systems.

The current strategic partnership aims to improve the quality of cause of death (COD) data in Ethiopia by adopting and training on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) compliant medical certification of cause of death (MCCOD) and good mortality data reporting practices following WHO principles and standard guidelines.