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CRVS Systems: The Backbone of Global Health and Governance

Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are fundamental components of national infrastructures, serving as the backbone for health, governance, and child protection advancements. Despite their critical role, over 100 developing countries still lack functioning CRVS systems. This article, inspired by the collaborative work of SDSN TReNDS and Open Data Watch, explores the immense benefits …

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New Project: Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia 🇸🇴

The disparity in civil registration between low and middle-income countries has reached critical levels, posing significant challenges, particularly in addressing public health issues. Implementing civil registration in these regions is not merely a luxury but a necessity to enhance the well-being of their populations. MakeDeathsCount is taking proactive steps in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia, a country …

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How Caffeine’s Ripple Affects Our Health, Through the Lens of Mortality Data

Caffeine, the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance, is an integral part of daily life for millions. Found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, and various other beverages, caffeine has long been a subject of fascination and scrutiny. Mortality data, providing insights into the causes and patterns of death within populations, has become a lens through …

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Longevity in the East: How Mortality Data Reveals the Pillars of Health in Asia

One striking feature revealed by mortality data in East Asia is the region’s remarkable longevity. Countries such as Japan and South Korea consistently rank among the top nations globally in life expectancy. This longevity can be attributed to factors such as a well-developed healthcare infrastructure, a focus on preventive healthcare, and traditional dietary practices. Below …

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Unveiling Insights from Mortality Data in 2023: A Year in Review

As the world continues to find ways to improve public health, the analysis of mortality data stands as a key instrument in deciphering the health trends and challenges faced by societies globally. The past year has brought forth a wealth of insights derived from mortality data, it’s time to celebrate the success of mortality data …

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Silent Strike: The Untold Story of Snakebites Uncovered by Data

Snakebite envenoming is a significant public health concern and affects a multitude of countries. Each year, two million of the 4.5 – 5.4 million global snakebite victims develop clinical envenoming, an estimated 400,000 become disabled, and 81,000–138,000 die. Three distinct regions carry most of this global burden: South Asia (1.2–2 million cases, 50–100 thousand deaths), …

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Unveiling the Titans of Global Mortality Data

Mortality surveillance and civil registration are crucial components for understanding health trends, identifying risk factors, and formulating effective policies. A variety of organizations and services worldwide play a vital role in this process by collecting, curating, and analyzing mortality data. Listed Below are some of the major mortality data collection services that significantly contribute to …

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