ODIHR has developed these guidelinesin answer to the growing number of requests for expertise and policy advice from participating States.
These guidelines provide a tool for practitioners, relevant authorities and political decision makers in OSCE participating States to use when assessing the efficiency of their national systems of population registration and, when necessary, reforming them.
The event is organized by the Organization of American States, UNICEF, the Inter-American Development Bank, Plan International and Mexico’s National Register of Population and Personal Identification. Global experts, civil registry authorities from 26 countries, as well as members of the civil society will participate in the event and analyze strategies to achieve universal birth registration in the Americas by 2030, innovations in births registration, and the link between birth registration and access to social services among other subjects.
The Pacific Civil Registrars Network (PCRN) is organizing a workshop on disaster planning and response in Suva, Fiji from 2 to 4 October 2017. The workshop is supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various members of the Brisbane Accord Group, including SPC, UNICEF and ESCAP.
The objectives of the workshop are;
Plan International Australia proposes developing a standards-based software solution to provide for civil registration and population data needs in low resource settings. The open source CRVS platform will be free, fully compliant, and adaptable for different country contexts in Asia and the Pacific. The software will be easy to deploy, user-centric, and require minimal skills for customisation, maintenance and support.
Housed at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Centre of Excellence is a global resource hub that actively supports national efforts to develop, strengthen, and scale-up civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. Its role is to facilitate access to technical assistance, global standards and tools, evidence, and good practice.
In order to facilitate country-level access to technical expertise and assistance for strengthening CRVS systems, the Centre of Excellence launched a call for expressions of interest to invite professionals to apply for inclusion in a directory of experts. They are looking for mid-level and senior professionals with expertise and experience in one/several of the following fields: civil registration and vital statistics, public health, social and behavior change, law, digitization, statistics.
The resident registration system of Korea has been digitalised since 1994. The system enables people to process their requests and all related transactions 24 hours a day through the internet. This makes registration much more convenient and reduce paper work and cost overall.
This video gives and overview of the establishment of the system and the key features.
Births are registered and birth data are collected in China by different government departments, and the completeness and quality of birth data are heavily affected by the one-child policy irrespective of the involving departments. In this paper, data from population census, primary school enrollment and household registration system are used to assess the completeness of birth registration in China by employing three types of methods—linear regression, Brass /PF ratio method, and Preston integrated approach. The three types of estimation derived from multiple data are highly consistent.
Australian National University's presentation made at the Expert Group Meeting on "Methodology and lessons learned to evaluate the completeness and quality of vital statistics data from civil registration“, New York, 3‐4 November 2016.
Many Pacific Island countries and territories are unable to get accurate counts of birth, death and causes of death information. This lack of information affects local health and community planning, funding and priority planning and ability to access aid investment. Many people are born in one country but die in another place. The original birth and death certificates are generally issued in the country of occurrence, so the records are often not registered in their home island, country or territory.
A global meeting on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) took place in Addis Ababa from 28-29 April 2014, co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group, and sponsored by the Government of Canada Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
The Population and Vital Statistics Report presents most recent data on population size (total, male and female) from the latest available census of the population, national official population estimates and the number and rate (births, deaths and infant deaths) for the latest available year within the past 15 years. It also presents United Nations estimates of the mid-year population of the world, and its major areas and regions.
The article illustrates the large variability of estimates and the tendency to underestimate uncertainty in South Africa and conclude that unless a country has a nationally representative system to track maternal deaths, there is likely to be a great deal of uncertainty about maternal mortality.
The objective of the Mortality Forum and the Mortality Reference Group (MRG) is to improve international comparability of mortality data by establishing standardized application of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10).
This publication presents the latest available data on the extent of unregistered children and assesses progress to date in increasing birth registration rates worldwide. The current publication spans 161 countries and presents the latest available country data and estimates (at both the global and regional levels) on birth registration.
This is an online module on “Improving Cause of Death Reporting” for training physicians. It covers topics such as importance of cause of death, completing a death certificate, and the medical examiner or coroner physician overview. This module can be used with or without audio.
This Handbook provides guidance to national authorities for the development of data processing systems for civil registration and vital statistics systems. It focuses on advance planning for computerization and proposes options for countries to consider, including model organizational structures for computerization.
The Handbook is a comprehensive guide for countries in designing policies on confidentiality of individual information on vital records and the adjunct statistical forms. It also offers methods to permanently store and protect vital records.
This handbook has been developed to provide doctors and medical students with guidelines on documenting medical records to the required level of quality, as defined by the Royal College of Physicians (2009) and the World Health Organization (2006).The handbook is aimed primarily at junior doctors whose first language is not English, especially those in Sri Lanka and the Asia Pacific region
This document highlights the importance of death registration in Africa and presents the status of death registration, what is currently being done and recommendations for improvement.
The section on the cause of death on the death certificate is identical worldwide. It has two parts - called Part I and Part II, and a section to record the time interval between the onset of each condition and the date of death.
Part I - is used for diseases or conditions that form part of the sequence of events leading directly to death.
Part II - is used for conditions which have no direct connection with the events leading to death but whose presence contributed to death.
The objective of this study is to synthesise the findings from a large number of studies that have used medical record reviews to validate the COD reported on the death certificate or through the vital registration system. Based on an analysis of a core set of these studies, we developed a methodological framework for medical record reviews for countries to follow for routinely validating their CODs.
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