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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics profiles for the Pacific Island region

August 30, 2021
The CRVS profiles consolidate knowledge shared by countries on the status of their CRVS systems in the recent past, including through government websites, published reports, media releases and presentations, and direct engagement between the authors of these profiles and in-country civil registration offices and health information offices.

COD coding Curriculum for PICTs report

August 16, 2021
Coding causes of death to an international standard enables the comparability of mortality statistics over time and between countries.

Tonga Vital Statistics Report 2013-2018

April 15, 2021
The report covers vital events (births and deaths) and causes of death for Tonga for the period 2013 to 2018.

Mitigating the Impact of Natural Hazards on CRVS Systems: The Case of Vanuatu

April 8, 2021
This paper draws on Vanuatu’s experiences to discuss the importance of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems and the challenges faced when these systems are implemented during disasters and emergencies. The paper also discusses key strategies to mitigate the impact of disasters on CRVS systems.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations of national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems 2020

March 22, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the ability of governments to maintain services and routine functions, including the operation of national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems.

Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic through the power of data in the Pacific Data Hub

March 11, 2021
Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19.

2020 Pacific Islands Population Poster

September 22, 2020
This poster provides updated population pyramids for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories, showing the age-sex profiles now and in the future. These distributions help countries to plan for service and infrastructure delivery.

Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

July 19, 2019
Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.