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|In light of the current global situation, the celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) has been postponed. The ongoing crisis indeed impedes the safe organization of such an event, and sheds a new light on the needs for CRVS systems which might feed into the discussions on the remaining challenges in the region. In the build up to the Conference, additional information and resources can be accessed here.|
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In the build up to the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS, the ESCAP CRVS team has published an information note on the role inequality assessments play in implementing the CRVS Regional Action Framework.
The Pacific Island nations are preparing to review their CRVS laws and make recommendations for improving their national CRVS legal frameworks. With support from the Brisbane Accord Group, and in particular The Pacific Community, four countries in particular are undertaking this important work to gain support from their respective cabinets for improving and strengthening the frameworks currently governing their civil registration systems: Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
To assist countries in collecting timely and accurate data, the World Health Organization's Classifications Team recently updated the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) to include enhanced coding instructions for mortality and morbidity related to Covid-19. The updated classifications include technical instruction on classifying confirmed, suspected and probable cases.
The instructions can be found here.