Menu

News & Events

21 Mar 2022
Stillbirth: The “neglected stepchild” of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS)
TAGS

(Newsletter: CRVS Insight March 2022)

Above picture: Community health worker pregnancy register reporting a stillbirth at 8 months gestation along with the comment, ‘Every stillbirth counts.’

Stillbirth registration is often overlooked in the global conversation and policies on birth and death registration. Reducing stillbirth is not a specific target under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the World Health Organization and UNICEF work to fill this gap with the Every Newborn Action Plan stillbirth targets to be achieved by 2030.

While reducing stillbirths is ultimately the goal, we must first understand the global burden of stillbirths by improving stillbirth registration. Two recently released resources to increase capacity for health sector managers, civil registrars, and development partners, include:

WHO/UNICEF Health Sector Contributions Toward Improving the Civil Registration of Births and Deaths in Low-Income Countries. This resource includes practical and operational guidance for the health sector on birth and death registration.

Global Health Advocacy Incubator Legal and Regulatory Toolkit for CRVSID Stillbirth Reporting and Registration. This chapter describes best practices for reporting methods and how the law can help ensure all stillbirths are registered.

More News

27 March 2024

ESCAP and United Nations Legal Identity Agenda (UNLIA) are hosting the Asia-Pacific Stats Café…

27 March 2024

In the rapidly evolving socio-economic landscape of Viet Nam, a nation with over 100 million people…

27 March 2024

The Civil Registration and Identity Management Department (CRIM), Vanuatu Electoral Office (VEO),…

27 March 2024

Nepal's Department of National ID and Civil Registration has started assigning national ID numbers…

27 March 2024

With Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) playing an integral part of overall national Health…

27 March 2024

(Newsletter Mar 2024) Vietnam's National Assembly passed the Law on Identification in 2023 to…

27 March 2024

The workshop, held on 18 - 21 March 2024 in Bangkok, was a joint initiative between the United…

27 March 2024

Vital Strategies, in collaboration with the Cabinet Division of Bangladesh, conducted a series of…

01 March 2024

Newsletter February 2024 (additional) Measuring Adult Mortality Community of Practice (MAM-CoP) is…

27 March 2024

On 5 - 7 March 2024 in Palau, the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with Pacific Island…