Monitoring of vital events

Standards and tools

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HMN is working closely with WHO and other technical experts to develop standards and tools that facilitate recording, reporting and analysis of pregnancy, birth and death data and that support innovation in civil registration and vital statistics systems, including the use of information technologies.

A first draft set of standards for minimal data requirements in relation to pregnancies, births and deaths using mobile phones is available for field testing.

Initial work on developing a simplified verbal autopsy tool for routine application at community level has been completed.