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Improving CRVS: Fundamentals, innovations, and partnerships


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Presentation by John Grove (WHO) at the international conference on innovations in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems - Ottawa, 27-28 February 2018.

The conference convenes leading stakeholders from around the world to collectively identify and debate how best to harness the power of CRVS systems to meet global commitments to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Visit the conference website to find out more about the events and access blogs, videos and background documents -

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Improving CRVS: Fundamentals, innovations, and partnerships

  1. 1. Improving CRVS: Fundamentals, innovations, and partnerships Dr. John Grove Director Information, Evidence and Research Ottawa, February 27, 2018
  2. 2. 2 Half of all deaths are still unrecorded…
  3. 3. 3 ….and among the half on record; major unknowns persist.
  4. 4. 4 Lack of VR data = Uncertainties Note: VA: verbal autopsy, VR: vital registration Source: World Health Organization – Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation (MCEE) group, 2014 Methods and data sources for estimating causes of death in children younger than 5 years old: 2000–2013 VR is the preferred source of CoD data. In their absence, other data sources and models are used
  5. 5. 5 Health settings: a nexus for CRVS improvement operating inside and outside of health facilities maternal & child others Antenatal care PMTCT Tuberculosis Delivery Malaria Postnatal care HIV Immunization Other tropical dis NCDs Growth monitoring Health programs deaths from specific causes vital events maternal deaths live births still births neonatal deaths deaths < 5 years Potentials for notification of births and deaths
  6. 6. 6 SDGs and WHO GPW13: Addressing fundamentals through innovation UHC Health Emergencies Healthier Populations Service access & quality Health workforce Access to medicines, vaccines & health products WHO Country Action Framework: a new integrated approach Governance & finance Health information systems support to countries to improve system and data Advocacy partner with UN agencies on CRVS improvement Country support develop standards & tools stengthen country capacity to track UHC indicators Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) What about policy? What about technology? How can we be better advocates?