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Friday, November 22 / 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 132
Perinatal And Under-Five Mortality Estimates For sub-Saharan Africa: Data, Methods And Patterns

Chair: Georges Reniers, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Discussant: Momodou Jasseh, Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

1. A Randomized Comparison of Household Survey Modules for Measuring Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Five Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites.Joseph W. Akuze, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Hannah Blencowe, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Peter Waiswa, Makerere University School of Public Health; Angela Baschieri, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Ethiopia; Vladimir Goordeev, Oueen Mary University of London; Doris Kwesiga, Makerere University School of Public Health; Simon Cousens, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Joy Lawn, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Every Newborn INDEPTH Study Collaborative Group, EN-INDEPTH collaborative group.

2. Does pregnancy follow up improve reliability of under five mortality estimates in Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems? Insights from Bandafassi and Niakhar (Senegal)*Yempabou Bruno Lankoande, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)/Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP); Gilles Pison, French National Museum of Natural History and Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).

3. Evaluation of Machine Learning Methods for Predicting the Risk of Child Mortality in South AfricaDereje Danbe Debeko, Hawassa Univeristy; Reesha Kara, PhD student; Fidelia A. A. Dake, University of Ghana; Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, University of the Witwatersrand; Justin Dansou, University of Ibadan; Henry Wandera, PhD student; Chipo Mufudza, National University of Science and Technology.

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