Health statistics and information systems

Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS)

A well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system registers all births and deaths, issues birth and death certificates, and compiles and disseminates vital statistics, including cause of death information. It may also record marriages and divorces.

Despite the well-documented benefits of CRVS, many countries do not have adequate systems in place. The births of tens of millions of children are known to be unregistered every year, and it is estimated that two-thirds of deaths are never registered and are thus not counted in the vital statistics system.

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  • CoDEdit tool
    Tool intended to help producers of cause-of-death statistics to strengthen their capacity in performing routine checks on their data in order to minimize errors. CoDEdit tool is applied at data compilation stage, its primary purpose is to warn and flag basic gross errors, alert about possible misuse of codes and finally allow corrections to be made

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