At the MUCHAP/IMHDSS, routine update of individual and household level data is conducted twice a year between February-May and August-November.
During a round, information on pregnancy registration and all pregnancy outcomes, births, deaths, internal movements within the HDSS or change in residences as well as in and out-migrations is recorded. Sometimes, more information such as social economic status assessment, infant immunisation for under fives, malaria morbidity assessment, injury and disability and education attainment is also obtained during the routine update cycle.
Prior to each data collection round, identification of available data collectors is done. Usually 35 individuals are selected although about 40 are invited for training. During this period, logistics for data collection are determined and assembled. Training for field assistants which is usually 3-5 days is then conducted.
This year, the site will conduct its 17th and 18th individual and household level data update cycle. The 17th data update cycle starts in May and will last for two (2) months. During this round, data on pregnancy registration and all pregnancy outcome, births, deaths, internal movements within the HDSS or change in residences as well as in and out-migrations will be monitored. On top of these, one or two studies focussing on social economic status, infant immunisation for under five, malaria morbidity assessment, injury and disability as well as education attainment may be added to routine data update as determined suitable by management. The commonest local language used in interviews is Lusoga.
Training session of data collectors.
Data collectors collecting field tools.