Comprehensive Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
last updated 10-04-2016

Overview

Countries need to know how many people are born and die each year – and the main causes of their deaths – in order to have well-functioning health systems. The only way to count everyone and to track all births and deaths is through civil registration. Civil registration provides the basis for individual legal identity but also allows countries to identify their most pressing health issues.

Progress and Improvements

  • A workshop for the Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was conducted in the presence national key stakeholders to reach a precise and detailed assessment that shows the strengths and points of improvement of the registries, and to set priorities for the development of national evidence-based action plan for CRVS improvements.

CRVS workshop output:

  • More than 25 recommendations resulted from the workshop to improve the Civil Registry and Vital Statistics; see below the electronic version of the Recommendations
  • A national work plan for registry improvement was developed; see below the electronic version of the Work plan.

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Mammogram e-Registry

The PNIPH, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, launched the National Mammogram e-Registry after conducting training for Ministry of Health doctors and radiology technicians from four districts on using the registry. The registry was established based on a study conducted by the PNIPH that examines the performance of national mammography screening program in Palestine. The study resulted in many significant recommendations, which were adopted by the Ministry of Health and converted into concrete measures that will have a long-lasting impact on the early detection of breast cancer.

Cause of Death e-Registry

The Cause of Death Registry is a vital national statistics database of deaths, underlying and contributing causes of death in Palestine. The database is located at the Palestinian Health Information Center at the Ministry of Health and was legally established in 1994 by the Civil Registration Law of 1966. Based on the recommendations of the National Health Information System Assessment and Strategy, conducted by MoH in 2010-2012, there is a real need to improve the national database of mortality for planning purposes, modify the current death notification form and build the capacity of staff responsible for filling the death notification forms. Therefore, the PNIPH is following up these improvements.