Second Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration

3 - 7 SEPTEMBER 2012 | DURBAN

The Second Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration was held from 3-8 September in Durban, South Africa under the theme “Improving Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS): Institutional and Human Infrastructure”. It was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) as a follow up to the First Conference in 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One focus was the key role of the health sector in improving of CRVS. As recommended by Commission of Information and Accountability, each country is to establish a system for registration of maternal and child births, deaths and causes of death.

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