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Curriculum on medical certification of cause of death for PICTs report

International Standards and Recommendations, 2021
Curriculum on medical certification of cause of death for PICTs report

A death certificate is a permanent record of the fact of and characteristics of death and provides important information about the decedent, the circumstances and cause of death while also serving as the main source of mortality statistics for a country. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, doctors do not receive sufficient training on accurately certifying deaths in alignment with international standards.

To address this gap in the Pacific region, the Brisbane Accord Group has been providing routine training to medical doctors on this subject and recently published a training curriculum on medical certification of causes of death. The Group is also working with colleagues at Fiji National University to give students access to the curriculum moving forward.

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Type of Resource:
International Standards and Recommendations
Year of Publication:
2021