Verbal autopsy (VA) is the only practical alternative to the medical certification of cause of death (MCCOD) by a trained physician, and the subsequent coding of that death certificate by a trained coder. MCCOD represents the very best practice for countries to follow but, in many countries, physicians are not available to certify deaths and capacity for correct International Classification of Diseases coding is limited.
Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Research Forum
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize the first Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum to be held from 3 – 4 April 2023. Hosted by ESCAP in Bangkok, this fully online event offers a major research, information sharing, and capacity-building opportunity for participants, who will be able to present at and attend paper presentations and interactive sessions, including networking opportunities.Read More