Solomon Islands National Statistics (SINSO) within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) begun its final set of Demography and Health Survey training in Honiara.
The department’s communication and advocacy team says more than one hundred enumerators from all the provinces gathered at Red Manson-inn for the three weeks training ahead of the survey due in April.
It says the training covered topics such as child and maternal heath, family planning, child labour, disability, nutrition, HIV Aids, Malaria including anthropometrical measurements and anaemia.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Finance and Treasury Under Secretary, Mckinnie Dentana confirmed, the Government is committed to the country’s health sector.
Mr Dentana says, the government has generated economic activity in the health sector amounting to 15 to 20 percent of the GDP saying this shows the importance of the SIG’s support for the Demographic and Health Survey project.
The National Statistic Office through the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has entered into a formal agreement with the Government of Australia under an Accountable Cash Grant to the value of AUD$2.71 million for the execution of the survey under the Solomon Islands – Australia partnership for Development efforts.
SINSO appreciates additional financial audit support from the Solomon Islands Government and the United Nations through UNICEF to assist implement the survey next month.