Vital Events Registration Lags Behind: Study

Aug 10 , 2019


A study conducted on the performance of the Immigration, Nationality & Vital Events Agency has found birth, death and marriage certificates in the country are issued by churches, hospitals and municipalities in replacement of the vital event registration. The study that was conducted by the Ethiopian News Agency also found that the service given by the Agency is unstructured and manually processed, resulting in uncoordinated and unorganised data. It also found that the country lacks an installed national and regional civil registration including vital statistics systems. In addition, the study states that the current system lacks enough details to provide services to individuals and fails to provide complete vital statistics.


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