A state-level training on mapping and listing activity for first phase of sixth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-6) was launched on Saturday at Development Association of Nagaland (DAN), Chekiye Village, Chümoukedima.
A press release by Centre for Market Research and Social Development Pvt. Ltd. (CMRSD) informed that the training programme was inaugurated by Nagaland Development Outreach (NDO) chairman, Dr. Major Mughavi Y. Sema.
Speaking at the programme as chief guest, mission director, State Health Mission, Nagaland, Dr. Ritu Thurr conveyed the importance of NFHS-6 for a state like Nagaland and urged the investigators to be sincere and collect good quality data.
Additional secretary & mission director (NHM), ministry of health & family welfare, government of India, Roli Singh said the NFHS-6 has been launched in Nagaland with the specific goals of providing essential data on health and family welfare needed by the central and state governments and other stake holders, for policy formulation and also acquiring information on important emerging health and family welfare issues.
The presidential address was delivered by executive director, CMRSD, Dr. Manmath Kumar Mohanty. The programme was also attended by NDO director, Rev. Amop Noklang; executive director, DAN, Fr. Sajan Joseph; PO, IIPS, Zubenthang Enny and many local community leaders, civil society organization representatives and officers from CMRSD.
Meanwhile, the release informed that the ministry has designated Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), as nodal agency responsible for providing coordination and technical guidance for the survey. IIPS has assigned, Centre for Market Research and Social Development Pvt. Ltd. (CMRSD), New Delhi as the field agency to conduct field work for collecting data in the state of Manipur and Nagaland.