By Martha Louis – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Coordinators from 15 provinces in the country are in Lae this week to attend a three-day workshop on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
The survey is part of a worldwide DHS, designed to collect, analyse and disseminate data on health related issues.
The National Statistics Office spearheads the three-day event.
Through this workshop the National Statistics Office aims to inform provincial survey coordinators about the four main objectives of the DHS.
Acting Divisional Head of the Population and Social Statistics Division, Hajily Kele, said the coordinators would be informed on the status of the DHS project to date, including field procedures and the work plan of the project itself.
Data collected from DHS will be given to the National Department of Health, Department of National Planning and Monitoring and other users.
Kele said this is the third DHS that will be conducted in the country.
The first survey was conducted in 1996 while the second one was done in 2006. Data will be collected using a data collection tools in the form of a sample survey.
The survey is conducted every 10 years in between censuses.