Improving completeness of birth and death registration in rural Africa

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Mark COLLINSON A.

Chodziwadziwa W. KABUDULA

F. Xavier GOMEZ-OLIVE

Kathleen KAHN

Stephen TOLLMAN

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Résumé

Vital registration is a key element of modern societies and necessary for functioning of the rule of law. Birth and death certificates are necessary to guarantee numerous rights and duties to individuals and families. However, with a few exceptions (such as islands), no African country has achieved a complete system of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS).

Garenne et al (2016) "Improving completeness of birth and death registration in rural Africa", The Lancet Global Health, vol 4 (9), September 2016