Statistics Botswana, which is one of the BAIS V principal investigating agencies, conducted a household mapping and listing exercise during the month of January 2020. The mapping and listing exercise was conducted as part of the preparatory work for BAIS V activities.
Household mapping and listing is an operation that involves collecting data on the location of dwelling units/households, household occupancy, and other household attributes of the selected enumeration areas (EAs).
An EA is the smallest geographic unit in which the BAIS V field team will work during the survey.
This mapping and listing exercise will be conducted prior to the final selection of households to take part in the BAIS V survey. Mapping and listing of house- holds is a precursor to the BAIS V survey.
The EA provides the base data that will help during the enumeration of the selected EAs guaranteeing quality control in the form of navigating to the exact location of households that will provide the expected sample sizes for BAIS V survey.
Mapping and listing consists of visiting each household in the EAs and recording a description of every house together with the names of the heads of the households found in the structure.
The household mapping and listing was conducted in all districts but only in selected settlements, villages, towns, and cities that comprise the selected EA. The BAIS V mapping and listing was successful due to the fact that the public allowed the teams to visit their households to collect necessary information.
“Mapping and listing consists of visiting each household in the EAs and recording a description of every house together with the names of the heads of the households found in the structure.“
The mapping and listing exercise was also successful because of the support provided by stakeholders, including: district commissioners, council secretaries, town/city clerks, district health management teams, district multisectoral AIDS committees, community health workers (nurses, district AIDS coordinators, doctors, pharmacists, district health promotion officers, and health education assistants) who provided necessary information to communities about BAIS V.