Monitoring of vital events


Thai baby
HMN/Pierre Virot

Monitoring of Vital Events, including through the use of Information Technology (MOVE-IT), is a renewed drive to strengthen country information systems to ensure recording and reporting of every birth and death, with a cause of death. It will utilize innovation and advances in information technology to scale up systems to monitor and record vital events.

MOVE-IT collaborates across sectors: it will help to integrate vertical sectors for civil registration and vital statistics within the overall National Statistics Development System.

With improved civil registration and vital statistics systems, countries will be better able to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and identify gaps requiring attention.

With commitments made by political and opinion leaders, multi-sectoral regional collaborations and increasing country-level actions, momentum is building around the world to MOVE-IT !