Six new resources on CRVS strengthening

Read more about the new resources added the CRVS Knowledge Gateway.

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  • Summary: SDG achievement depends on CRVS systems- Well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems will play an important role in assisting countries and regions to measure, monitor and meet their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets.
  • Strengthening of CRVS systems is an SDG outcome in and of itself; therefore, to fully achieve the SDG agenda, CRVS systems must be robust with near-complete registration of births and deaths.

  • Maximising synergies between Health Observatories and CRVS- This report provides practical guidance about how population and health observatories and CRVS systems can collaborate, to ultimately improve the registration and certification of births, deaths, and causes of death. Developed in partnership with Swiss Tropical Health Public Health Institute and the INDEPTH Network.
  • Summary: Improving the notification of community deaths- Notification of deaths, particularly deaths in the community, requires special attention and will likely need specific interventions tailored to each country. Two checklists have been developed for countries seeking to audit and improve internal notification of community deaths.
  • Developing a mobile app for doctors to improve the recording of cause of death in Sri Lanka (download the app on your Android smartphone)- Describes the development, testing, and potential impact of a mobile application for doctors to improve the recording of cause of death in Sri Lanka.
  • Colombia: A strategy to improve the registration and certification of vital events in rural and ethnic communities-This paper details Colombia’s strategy to increase the registration and certification of vital events in rural municipalities and ethnic communities. Key parts of this intervention involve developing a proactive search system to improve capture of vital events through mobile notification, and subsequently applying automated verbal autopsy to determine probable cause of community-based deaths.
  • Fellowship profile: Developing a qualitative study protocol on VA interviewer experiences in MyanmarBetween November 2016 and February 2017 Ms Tun Zin Mar, from the Central Statistical Office came to the University of Melbourne to develop a framework of analysis for a qualitative study to learn about the experiences of verbal autopsy interviewers during the initial phases of implementation. This CRVS fellowship profile documents Zin’s experiences while at Melbourne, including how she developed the protocol, how she intends to apply it, and what impact her fellowship might have on improving mortality statistics as generated through the CRVS system in Myanmar.