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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Armenia
Armenia

Pursuant to the Acts of Civil Status (No. ZR-5), the Armenian Ministry of Justice is responsible for registering births and deaths in the Republic of Armenia, as well as managing the coordination of statewide registration offices. The territories throughout Armenia are broken into 52 Civil Status Acts Registration (CSAR) territorial bodies and coordination is accomplished electronically. As stated by No. ZR-5, “state registration is performed in a single system of electronic control by the civil registration operating in the Ministry of Justice by means of performing assembly record of civil status and issue to the citizen on its basis of the certificate on state registration”. Registration for all major vital events (birth, death, marriage, adoption, etc.) is compulsory, but only birth and death registration and certificates are free.

All medical facilities use the standard international form of medical certificate when certifying cause of death. And although the medical facilities are ICD compliant, there are no special trainings in the ICD or death certification included in the medical curriculum; however, all medical students learn about the ICD and death certification during their internships. There are no official trainings for mortality coders, but the National Institute of Health periodically organizes trainings for specialist encoder causes of death.

Finally, medical facilities are required by law to report all vital events to the Statistical Committee for the Republic of Armenia for the annual production of vital statistics reports which are generated for births, deaths, and causes of death by sex and age at the national and sub-national levels.

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Diana Andreaysan, Director of Health Information Analytical Center, Armenian National Institute of Health

RSG Member:

Ms. Ani Mkhitaryan, Head, Civil Acts Registration Agency, Ministry of Justice

Armenia

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.C
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.D
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.E
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights

Goal 2 Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.
2.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 Targets:

3.A
By 2024, annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources
3.B
By 2024, annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.C
By 2024, at least 99 per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate)
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to 1 per cent.
3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.
3.F
By ...(year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.
3.G
By ...(year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.
3.H
By ...(year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 is an expression of the internationally accepted principle of the universal coverage of civil registration. The CRVS system should register all vital events occurring in the territory and jurisdiction of the country or area, including among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations.

National Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

BASELINE

2014

99%

MIDTERM

2018

99%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

MIDTERM

2015

99.3%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.C
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

baseline

2013

99%

MIDTERM

2018

99%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.D
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

baseline

2014

99%

MIDTERM

2018

99%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.E
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

baseline

2014

100%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

100%

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights

Goal 2 reflects that CRVS systems provide legal documentation of civil registration to individuals and families for legal and administrative purposes. Legal documentation is strongly linked with a broad range of rights and activities, in particular legal identity. This goal addresses the distinction between the civil registration of a vital event and the possession of formal proof that it took place, in the form of legal documentation.

National Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.

baseline

2015

98.7%

TARGET

2024

100%

2.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

baseline

2013

98.9%

MIDTERM

2018

98.9%

TARGET

2024

100%

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 highlights the critical importance of civil registration being linked to the production and quality assurance of vital statistics on the occurrence and characteristics of vital events.

National Targets:

3.A
By 2024, annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources

TARGET

Target achieved

3.B
By 2024, annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.C
By 2024, at least 99 per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate)

Note: This target was not monitored as part of the Midterm Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Regional Action Framework for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific.

baseline

2014

98.6%

TARGET

2024

99%

3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to 1 per cent.

baseline

2014

2.6%

MIDTERM

2018

1.6%

TARGET

2024

1%

3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.

Note: In light of recent countries’ experiences, Verbal autopsy is not encouraged to be applied to a large population scale, but rather on a representative sample. To reflect this, Target 3E is not anymore monitored by the coverage percentage of Verbal autopsy, but by the use or not of Verbal autopsy and its different applications.

MIDTERM

No

TARGET

2024

No

3.F
By ...(year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.G
By ...(year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.H
By ...(year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.

TARGET

Target achieved

Armenia

National Coordination Mechanism

Status in Armenia: Complete

Comprehensive Assessment

Status in Armenia: Complete

National Targets for 2024

Status in Armenia: Complete

Monitoring & Reporting Plan

Status in Armenia: Not started

Inequality Assessment

Status in Armenia: Complete

National Strategy

Status in Armenia: Complete

National Focal Point

Status in Armenia: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP - Baseline

Status in Armenia: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP - Midterm

Status in Armenia: Complete

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Armenia

Pursuant to the Acts of Civil Status (No. ZR-5), the Armenian Ministry of Justice is responsible for registering births and deaths in the Republic of Armenia, as well as managing the coordination of statewide registration offices. The territories throughout Armenia are broken into 52 Civil Status Acts Registration (CSAR) territorial bodies and coordination is accomplished electronically. As stated by No. ZR-5, “state registration is performed in a single system of electronic control by the civil registration operating in the Ministry of Justice by means of performing assembly record of civil status and issue to the citizen on its basis of the certificate on state registration”. Registration for all major vital events (birth, death, marriage, adoption, etc.) is compulsory, but only birth and death registration and certificates are free.

All medical facilities use the standard international form of medical certificate when certifying cause of death. And although the medical facilities are ICD compliant, there are no special trainings in the ICD or death certification included in the medical curriculum; however, all medical students learn about the ICD and death certification during their internships. There are no official trainings for mortality coders, but the National Institute of Health periodically organizes trainings for specialist encoder causes of death.

Finally, medical facilities are required by law to report all vital events to the Statistical Committee for the Republic of Armenia for the annual production of vital statistics reports which are generated for births, deaths, and causes of death by sex and age at the national and sub-national levels.

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Diana Andreaysan, Director of Health Information Analytical Center, Armenian National Institute of Health

RSG Member:

Ms. Ani Mkhitaryan, Head, Civil Acts Registration Agency, Ministry of Justice

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