The Bangladesh government views civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) as the foundation of rights, protections, entitlements and services from cradle to grave. To fully attain this vision, the registration of births and deaths must be universal. In addition, cause-of-death data needs to be high-quality and complete. Yet when the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative began supporting government in 2015, completeness and coverage, including data on causes of death, remained extremely low.
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