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.

Community Surveillance

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.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

of Public Health (JHSPH)

615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

United States

Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS)

Vila De Marracuene, Estrada Nacional N°1,

Parcela N°3943,

Província De Maputo – Moçambique

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE)

Av. 24 De Julho 1989 Caixa Postal 493,

Cidade De Maputo – Moçambique