|Title:||Covering every birth and death: Improving civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS): Report of the technical discussions, New Delhi, 16–17 June 2014|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||Based on the decision of the Sixty-sixth Session of the Regional Committee for WHO South-East Asia, “Covering every birth and death – improving civil registration and vital statistics” was selected as the subject for technical for discussions to be held prior to the Sixty-Sixth Session of the Regional Committee. Technical Discussions on Covering every birth and death: Improving civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), were conducted in WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, on 16–17 June 2014. To provide unified direction and political support to prioritize CRVS, the Regional Office has developed a regional strategy for strengthening the role of the health sector in improving CRVS. The regional strategy and the recommendations arising out of the technical discussions were submitted to the Sixty-Seventh Session of the Regional Committee in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 10–12 September 2014. During the two-day technical discussions, participants provided feedback on the regional strategy for strengthening the role of the health sector in improving CRVS based on which the strategy has been finalized. It was agreed that the strategy would focus on five strategic areas as listed below: • Strategic Area 1: Legal and organizational framework for CRVS • Strategic Area 2: Political commitment and intersectoral collaboration for national capacity building, partnership, advocacy and outreach • Strategic Area 3: Birth and death registration – completeness and coverage • Strategic Area 4: Recording cause of death, ensuring completeness and quality • Strategic Area 5: Creating demand for health and vital statistics, enabling service delivery and planning through use in: (a) evidence-based decision-making and (b) linkage to other activities. Though the multisectoral processes required to strengthen the CRVS system as a whole can be complex and take time, the health sector can move immediately to accelerate those parts of the CRVS systems that are the sole responsibility of health. Further, it was also agreed that the health sector can play an instrumental role to support the creation of demand for registration, where possible, through linking with health services such as immunization and universal health coverage.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-HSD-374|
|Appears in Collections:||Meeting Reports|
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