Menu

News & Events

06-08 Sep 2022
The importance of CRVS highlighted at expert forum on disaster-related statistics
TAGS

(Newsletter: CRVS Insight September (2) 2022)

The second expert forum on disaster-related statistics was held on 6-8 September 2022, organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and several partners.

This forum's key objective was to emphasize the significance of establishing mechanisms to enable national and international collaboration and coordination of disaster-related statistics work across disciplines and organizations. It also aimed to advance a common framework for disaster-related statistics by forming a network of experts to maintain collaboration, coordination and fundraising for improving statistics on hazardous events and disasters. 

During session 2: Lessons learned on using data to save lives during pandemics: Global lessons learned and related WHO work on improving data, Steve MacFeely, Director, Data and Analytics, WHO presented on the key role for  CRVS and mortality surveillance in disaster risk reduction. 

WHO has estimated global excess deaths associated with COVID-19 from Jan 2020 to Dec 2021, to more than 14.91 million deaths while only 5.42 million were reported. The  importance of CRVS (and mortality surveillance), and general investment in data infrastructure are needed for all countries to build up essential analytical capacity in preparation for future crises. 

More News

01 February 2024

The Data for Health Gender Equity Mentorship Program. The goal of the program is to develop a cadre…

01 February 2024

Do you have a great idea but not sure how to translate it into a high quality research paper? We…

01 February 2024

During times of conflict or natural disasters, it is often even harder to measure adult mortality…

01 February 2024

To further support the ongoing strengthening of the Lao PDR CRVS system, ESCAP and UNFPA have…

01 February 2024

ESCAP, in collaboration with the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA), and with the support of…

31 December 2023

The Government of the Maldives has made a historic investment in the human and technical resources…

31 December 2023

Congratulations to Tonga on their launch of their latest Vital Statistics report! This is Tonga's…

31 December 2023

This month, UNHCR, in collaboration with the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO),…

31 December 2023

Samoa Bureau of Statistics (SBS) and the UNDP Accelerator Lab (AccLab) have been working together…

31 December 2023

Following the passing of the fundamental Law on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and…