Vanuatu published its first vital statistics report based on administrative data. This report presents data and statistics on live births and deaths that occurred in Vanuatu between 2012 and 2014, drawn from civil registration and health records. This report is part of the commitments made by the Government of Vanuatu towards universal registration of births and deaths, legal identification, and production of vital statistics from registration records.

The report was drafted by the Vanuatu Department of Health and Department of Statistics, namely Jimmy Tamkela Tomoyan, Social Statistics Officer, Department of Statistics, Rachel Takoa, Health Information System Manager, Department of Health, Lester Dingly, Health Information System Officer, Department of Health, and Vinau Sahe, Social Statistics Officer, Department of Statistics, with assistance from Gloria Mathenge and Karen Carter of SPC.

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.

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