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January  09,2000

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Study On Children Birth, Mortality Rates to Be Conducted

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 9 (ENA) Preparations have been finalized to conduct a study on children birth and mortality rates in Ethiopia, the Central Statistics Authority said.

The Authority told ENA recently that the study, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, would be carried out in selected areas of the country for four months.

The study would also help identify, among others, the total population of the country as well as health, nutrition and material health, nutrition and marital statues, the authority said.

Such kind of study had been undertaken in 80 African, South American and Asian countries, it said adding that the study would enable to closely inspect and implement policies as well as programmes designed to improve the nutrition and health of public.