Regional Training Workshop on Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD)

Nadi, Fiji
Kind of event
Joint Partner
Bloomberg Philanthropies

​The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) partners will run workshops for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) on medical certification of cause of death (MCCD) and ICD mortality coding, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative. The workshops will also provide guidance on the new version of ICD (ICD-11). These workshops will be implemented under the Pacific Islands Regional Programme on Strengthening the Availability and Quality of Causes of Death Data (Pacific CoD Programme) supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative. This project builds on the support for CRVS systems strengthening that BAG has provided to PICTs since 2010. Working with previously trained individuals, the aim is to build a pool of trained professionals who would lead capacity strengthening efforts in the region through peer-to-peer training and support. 

This two-day workshop aims to:

  • Provide training for physicians and training-of-trainers on medical certification of cause of death
  • Discuss and identify regional and individual country needs for support in technical areas to strengthen cause of death data
  • Assist participants to build proficiency in key skills required to conduct national training.
MCCD Workshop 2023

Useful Materials

Presentation Documents and Links
Agenda pdf
Participants List pdf
COD Certification - Scenarios - WORK BOOK pdf
COD Certification - Scenarios - ANSWER BOOK pdf
COVID-19 Certification - QUICK GUIDE pdf
Guidelines for certifying causes of death pptx
Certifying External causes pptx
Guidelines for certifying specific causes/conditions pptx
BDH4 - Assessing the quality of death certificates: Guidance for the rapid tool pdf
BDH4 - Death Certificate Assessment Tool (Excel version): User guide xlsx
Development of master trainers & MCCD improvement strategies pptx pptx
Welcome & Introduction pptx
Regional MCCD Workshop Report pdf