Lessons Learnt and Pathways forward for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems after the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Mortality; vital statistics; COVID-19
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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TY - JOUR AU - Matthew Kelly AU - Gloria Mathenge AU - Chalapati Rao PY - 2021 DA - 2021/06/14 TI - Lessons Learnt and Pathways forward for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems after the COVID-19 Pandemic JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 262 EP - 265 VL - 11 IS - 3 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210531.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210531.001 ID - Kelly2021 ER -