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Lancet Addresses Importance Of Global Birth, Death Registrations

BMJ Blogs: Richard Smith: Time for a drive to register all global births and deaths
Richard Smith, chair of the board of trustees of icddr,b and the board of Patients Know Best, and former BMJ editor, writes, “…Registration of births and deaths … allows the generation of health statistics and matters for education, human rights, justice, equality, and security. Yet civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS in the jargon) is poor in most low- and middle-income countries and sometimes weak in high-income countries, a meeting organized by the Lancet was told this week. The Lancet also published a collection of articles on the subject, a follow up to its 2007 collection…” (5/12).

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