Tuvalu has published its first report on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) based on administrative records of births and deaths. The report written by Grace Alapati, statistician of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Tuvalu, and Mailita Tepanini, statistician of the Health Department of Tuvalu, provides statistics pertaining to live births and deaths that occurred in the country, and were captured in either the civil registration or health information system between 2012 and 2016.
This report provides information on the status of the civil registration and health information system of Tuvalu, and underlines the need to strengthen the coverage and completeness of the civil registration system. This report is part of the commitments made by the Government of Tuvalu towards universal registration of births and deaths, legal identification, and production of vital statistics from registration records.
The report was drafted by the Central Statistics Division of the Government of Tuvalu with the support of ESCAP. The support from ESCAP was made as part of a project to strengthen the National Capacity in Producing and Disseminating Vital Statistics funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative.