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Civil registration and vital statistics

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Presentation by Jaime Bulande (Directorate of Civil Registration and Notaries, Mozambique) 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 - http://crvsinnovations.net/

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Civil registration and vital statistics

  1. 1. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Jaime Bulande Guta National Director of Registry and Notary Mozambique
  2. 2. Background • 48%* of under 5 children registered • Civil Registration Code, not in line with international standards (reviewed and to be passed by Parliament in 2018). • Inter-ministerial group (GITEV), with all key line ministries involvement active in ensuring that the CRVS agenda is at the forefront. • Strong donor relations – UNICEF, WHO, *Percentage to be updated once 2017 Census data becomes available
  3. 3. Health are linked with CRVS • Child Health weeks - – challenges on sustainability. • Sensitization through community health workers, during all stages of pre-natal consultations and after birth care • Creation of civil registration posts within major health facilities across the country. • Correlation of births registered versus births occurred within specific timelines.
  4. 4. Innovations • ECRVS being rolled out • Interlinkage with other government electronic systems • Unique identity number • Use of cell phone notification for birth and death • Linkage with National Statistics for better analysis of demographic data
  5. 5. Challenges • Strong Government leadership and priority definition is needed to leverage all incoming resources/donor attention towards system building (avoid duplication, dispersal, creation of parallel systems) • Advocate for the production of first national Vital Statistics Report • Future linkage with National ID system so as to ensure a reduction in falsification of documents

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