Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 262 - 265

Lessons Learnt and Pathways forward for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors
Matthew Kelly1, *, ORCID, Gloria Mathenge2, ORCID, Chalapati Rao1, ORCID
1Department of Global Health, Research School of Population Health, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University, 62 Mills Road, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
2Statistics for Development Division, Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia
*Corresponding author. Email: matthew.kelly@anu.edu.au
Corresponding Author
Matthew Kelly
Received 25 February 2021, Accepted 2 April 2021, Available Online 14 June 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210531.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mortality; vital statistics; COVID-19
Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on government services in many areas, including Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). However, the pandemic has also highlighted the importance of recording of mortality and causes of death, with some potentially positive impacts for longer term CRVS strengthening, including: (1) increasing online provision of registration services (2) reporting of mortality statistics from settings which had not previously done so (3) improved intersectoral cooperation, particularly with the health sector, improving the ability to record deaths and (4) increased awareness among governments and public of the importance of mortality statistics. Now, it is pressing for national governments, and international organizations working to strengthen CRVS systems, to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies adopted over the last year, and use lessons learnt to catalyse broader sustainable CRVS improvement strategies, providing governments with essential data on mortality and causes of death into the future.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
11 - 3
Pages
262 - 265
Publication Date
2021/06/14
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210531.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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