Protocols & Tools
Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) – Mozambique
The Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) investment, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to address the measurement and monitoring challenges by supporting Mozambique to develop and implement an approach of sample registration system (SRS) of pregnancies, births, and deaths with cause of death assessment in the total population.
COMSA implemented four questionnaires for the Sample Registration System (SRS) data collection by Community Surveillance Agents: three event forms (pregnancy, pregnancy outcome, death), and one household listing form (household members).
Verbal and Social Autopsy
COMSA developed and implemented an integrated Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) questionnaire, based on the most recent WHO 2016 VASA tool. The VASA questionnaire is split into three age groups: neonates, children and adults.
Computer coded verbal autopsy (CCVA) algorithms are commonly used to generate burden of disease estimates using data from verbal autopsy surveys in low and middle income countries with poor vital registration data on causes of death.
of Public Health (JHSPH)
615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
Vila De Marracuene, Estrada Nacional N°1,
Província De Maputo – Moçambique
Av. 24 De Julho 1989 Caixa Postal 493,
Cidade De Maputo – Moçambique