Counting Stillbirths to Measure and Address Inequities

Counting all stillbirths The United Nations Statistics Division recommends the continuous and compulsory registration and tabulation of three vital events – births, deaths, and stillbirths – in order to obtain an accurate picture of a population’s health. This complete picture is used to facilitate evidence-based health program planning and policy development. While there are numerous […]

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How to Conduct a Gendered Root Cause Analysis

I. What is gender analysis?   Gender analysis is a structured analytical method used to detect, evaluate, and describe gender differences within a dataset. Gender analysis examines the different roles, rights, and opportunities of men, women, and non-binary people, and their interrelationships. Gender analysis uncovers disparities and gaps between genders, examines the reason behind the […]

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Identifying and Prioritizing Gender Inequities in Vital Statistics and Health Data

Health data and vital statistics together enable countries to understand their burden of disease and any changes in mortality rates and causes over time. Having this information is critical for health policy and program decision-making. Explicitly examining data for differentials in sex, gender, and other defining characteristics such as ethnicity and subnational location is critical […]

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Verbal Autopsies to Increase Gender Equity in Mortality Statistics

Globally, most deaths occur at home or other locations outside of health facilities, and often go unreported. This is particularly the case in countries with underdeveloped and under resourced civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. In many countries, people who die outside of health facilities are also experiencing structural inequalities and have poorer access […]

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Inequity Monitoring in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health: A Step by Step Manual

Monitoring inequalities in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) is an important part of efforts to promote equity. “Inequality Monitoring in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health: A Step by Step Manual” serves as a practical introductory guide to strengthen and build capacity for quantitative inequality monitoring in SRMNCAH.  Applying […]

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Guidelines for Estimating Completeness for Civil Registration of Vital Events

These Guidelines have been prepared by UN ESCAP in 2022 as part of their Get Everyone in the Picture campaign. This downloadable manual was created to support national statistical offices, Ministries of Health, and other relevant government and non-government agencies to better estimate the completeness of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, in particular, […]

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