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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • Resources for civil registration during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The current pandemic is disrupting CRVS systems all over the world, but also highlighting why well-functioning systems are more essential than ever. As a result, the UN Statistics Division, the World Health Organization and the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force developed COVID-19 resources offering guidance for civil registration stakeholders on maintaining CRVS activities.

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  • Preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS will be taking place from the 16th to 19th November, 2021. It will be the occasion to celebrate progress through the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), identify remaining challenges, emphasize CRVS for sustainable development and promote CRVS as the foundation for legal identity. Preparations to get as much valuable inputs for the conference has already started, for example through the children and youth consultation, have already started and updates will be published on this website regularly.

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  • Midterm CRVS Decade (2015-2024) Progress

    ESCAP is collecting country midterm questionnaires to measure regional progress through the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024). Responses will inform and guide preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference in November 2021.

    What are the numbers so far?

    • 45 midterm questionnaires collected
    • 53 national focal points established

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Follow the preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference by subscribing to the CRVS Insight Newsletter

The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific is now actively preparing for the celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), planned for 16 to 19 November 2021. In this effect, many of our partners and member countries are leading actions and publications to establish where the region stands and to fill the remaining gaps.

To learn more about CRVS in Asia and the Pacific and keep updated on preparations for the Ministerial Conference, please subscribe to our newsletter, which offers a monthly panorama of CRVS actions throughout the region

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Data for Health launches MCCOD e-learning for physicians and medical students

Accurate medical certification of death plays a critical role in the generation of high-quality mortality data, but certifying physicians are often working in time-poor, high-pressure settings. In response to this issue, Data for Health is excited to share their course, which will allow both undergraduate and early-career physicians to gain a comprehensive understanding of MCCOD that can be easily applied to their work.

CRVS Champion: Ms. Nazaria Baharudin

CRVS Champion: Ms. Nazaria Baharudin

Each month, our community newsletter puts a spotlight on one person from Asia-Pacific that has gone above and beyond in their efforts to support CRVS programmes, raise awareness of CRVS issues or lead CRVS improvement efforts in their home country. This month we are happy to highlight Ms. Nazaria Baharudin from Malaysia.

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Inequality assessments: Expert Group Meeting 1 on Qualitative assessments of CRVS systems

A well-functioning CRVS system helps to ensure that every person has a legal identity, facilitating access to the benefits and protections of the State. Despite national and universal efforts to “get every one in the picture”, disparities in coverage of hard-to-reach and marginalized populations remain.

Production of a Vital Statistics Guide, Rev. 1

The purpose of this Guide and the files it accompanies, hereinafter referred to as the resource kit, is to enable the production of vital statistics reports, primarily using civil registration data.

The resource kit has three parts:

1. Guide: Part 1 consists of a brief introduction and background, followed by Part 2, which provides detailed guidance on how to complete the vital statistics Template document.

2. Template: This document contains notes to assist in the completion of tables and figures for the vital statistics report.

Upcoming Stats Café on adopting rapid mortality surveillance for a post-COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging country mortality surveillance systems in unprecedented ways, while also highlighting the necessity for accurate, timely and reliable mortality data. Without high quality data on communities impacted by the virus, local decision-makers are unable to direct resources to the most vulnerable.

CRVS Champion: Mr. Jeff Montgomery

Each month, our community newsletter puts a spotlight on one person from Asia-Pacific that has gone above and beyond in their efforts to support CRVS programmes, raise awareness of CRVS issues or lead CRVS improvement efforts in their home country. This month we are happy to highlight Mr. Jeff Montgomery from New Zealand.

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