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VitalTalks: Future of Public Health

Nov 18, 2021

This Public Health Power Hour focusses on the importance of civil registration and vital statistics in ensuring people have access to the basic rights and protections afforded by a legal identity.

The discussion highlights the #CountingEveryone campaign, which emphasizes the need for strong leadership and coordination to propel progress in counting every person, everywhere.

With registration of all vital events, including births and deaths, governments can shape policies to better serve their populations and strive for a more equitable, accessible systems.

This episode features:

Dr. Samira Asma, Assistant Director-General, Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, World Health Organization

Gloria Mathenge, Statistician, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Mosidi Nhlapo, Director, Births and Deaths Statistics, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)

Moderated by Joan Sara Thomas, Regional Technical Advisor, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Vital Strategies

Show links:

Data for Health program:

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Program:…l-statistics/