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Whether you're a CRVS expert of just starting to learn about CRVS systems, you will enjoy exploring the range of resources available here in our library. Discover more about strengthening and innovating CRVS systems, plus learn from other countries challenges and experiences.


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Action guide on training and education on medical certification of cause of death

Outlines an approach to training and education on medical certification of cause of death based on three key stages in a physician's career: during medical school, as an intern or junior physician, and as senior practicing clinicians.

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Publication date: August 2018 (update)

Resource type: CRVS action guide

Related resources: Training and education on medical certification: Effective strategies and approaches


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ANACONDA - Relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade

Este modelo foi desenvolvido para ajudar os países a escrever um relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade, utilizando ANACONDA. Podem ser incluídas todas as seções, tabelas e gráficos indicados, ou selecionar um subconjunto menor para trabalhar.

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Publication date: January 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA; Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA


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ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template

This template has been developed to assist countries in writing a report about the quality of mortality and cause of death data in their countries or a sub-region. It uses ANACONDA to calculate indicators and produce charts and tables. Countries can include all the ten steps of ANACONDA or select a smaller sub-set to focus with. Additional data from other sources (such as UN agencies or country reports) can be included as appropriate.

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Publication date: February 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA

 

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ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps
ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: July 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


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ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps - Chinese version

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: March 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


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ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps - Russian version

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: March 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


Assessing the quality of death certificates: Guidance for the rapid tool
Assessing the quality of death certificates: Guidance for the rapid tool

This document provides guidance on how to use the rapid assessment tool. Information generated from the assessment would be helpful for ministry of health staff, hospital administrators, health information officers or medical record officers to determine the quality of death certificates. The tool can be used by a doctor who is trained in death certification practices and understands the ICD-10 death certification rules.

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Authors: Rampatige R, Gamage S, Richards N, Riley I, Wijesekera N.

Publication date: February 2019 (update)

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Assessing the quality of death certificates: Rapid tool


Assessing the quality of death certificates: Rapid tool
Assessing the quality of death certificates: Rapid tool

This tool is designed to assess the quality of death certification practices by checking for common errors in death certificates.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: February 2019 (update)

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Assessing the quality of death certificates: Guidance for the rapid tool


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Course prospectus: ANACONDA

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Publication date: February 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps


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Course prospectus: Capacity development and medical certification of cause of death training

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Publication date: January 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Training and education on medical certification: Effective strategies and approaches


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Course prospectus: CRVS data analysis and use

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Publication date: January 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Summary: Improving vital statistics for informed policy


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Course prospectus: Enterprise architecture and process mapping for strengthening CRVS design

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Publication date: October 2016

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Intervention: Enterprise architecture and process mapping


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Course prospectus: Estimating completeness of birth and death registration

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Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Summary: The importance of routinely measuring birth and death registration completeness


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Course prospectus: ICD-10 mortality coder training

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Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Intervention: Mortality coding​


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Course prospectus: Iris automated mortality coding training

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Publication date: January 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Action guide on implementing automated coding (Iris)


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Course prospectus: SmartVA

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Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: SmartVA: Technical user guide


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Course prospectus: Verbal autopsy costing and budgeting tool

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Publication date: February 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Summary: Integrating verbal autopsies into CRVS systems


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CRVS Costing Tool

The purpose of the CRVS Costing & Budgeting Tool is to help planners and managers to determine the costs of implementing CRVS systems. This Tool can be customised to country context and covers all aspects of a CRVS system comprising start-up costs, training costs, community-level service delivery costs, as well as support, supervision, and management costs at all administrative levels. Additionally, the Tool has a budgeting element that can be used to estimate budgets for CRVS systems.

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CRVS Costing Tool Report Template

The purpose of the CRVS Budgeting & Costing Tool is to help planners and managers to determine the costs of implementing CRVS systems.

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CRVS Costing Tool: User guide

This user guide provides program planners and managers with instructions for using the accompanying CRVS Costing Tool. The purpose of the CRVS Costing Tool is to help you to determine the costs of implementing CRVS systems.

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CRVS innovations: Developing and testing a CRVS Costing Tool

This CRVS technical outcome series paper describes the CRVS Costing Tool that has been developed as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) Initiative by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the University of Melbourne.

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CRVS performance metrics: Data collection tool

Having a strong monitoring system is essential for any program to function. CRVS systems are complex adaptive systems and as such they perform hundreds of activities every day to register vital events, to provide legal documents to citizens and to produce vital statistics. To monitor CRVS systems we need to understand their complexity and identify appropriate metrics that can be used routinely to assess their performance.The purpose of this data collection tool is to facilitate the process of data collection in a consolidated and systematic way. The tool consists of 18 worksheets in a single Excel file (.xls). It is formulated specifically to calculate and visualise the performance indicators at each health system level. This tool can be customised to the country’s context and users can decide the level of detail they want to obtain. Depending on the data available, it is possible to input performance data from a sample or from a whole national information system.

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CRVS performance metrics: Indicator guideline

This document presents a clear description of the generic indicators that could be used as metrics to assess CRVS process performance. It also describes the data required, the method of measurement or potential approximations as well as the data sources and alternative if these sources are not available.

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CRVS performance metrics: User guide

This user guide provides program planners and managers with instructions for using the accompanying data collection tool and the CRVS performance dashboard template.

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CRVS-VA sample size calculator tool

The purpose of this package of a two part guidance document and its companion sample size calculator Tool is to assist countries with scale up and rollout planning for the application of verbal autopsy (VA) as a function of a national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system. Users of the package will include those tasked with designing and managing the CRVS-VA system. The package is intended to be used after pre-testing and pilot phases during which the processes, methods and possibly costing of the CRVS-VA system are perfected and established, and before the scale-up and rollout phase.

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Guía para evaluar e interpretar la calidad de los datos de mortalidad utilizando: ANACONDA
Guía para evaluar e interpretar la calidad de los datos de mortalidad utilizando: ANACONDA

El documento es para usuarios de ANACONDA, una herramienta electrónica para el control de calidad de los datos de mortalidad.

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Autores: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD (Universidad de Melbourne)

Fecha de publicación: Octubre de 2017

Tipo de recurso: CRVS recursos y herramientas

Recursos relacionados: Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA


Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


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Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA - Russian version

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA – Chinese version
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA – Chinese version

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD (University of Melbourne)

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


Handbook for doctors on cause of death certification
Handbook for doctors on cause of death certification

These are generic guidelines about how to certify the cause of death, written for physicians and medical students, particularly in developing countries.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: March 2018 (update)

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Medical certification of cause of death: Quick reference guide


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Handbook for doctors on cause of death certification - Russian version

These are generic guidelines about how to certify the cause of death, written for physicians and medical students, particularly in developing countries.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: March 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Medical certification of cause of death: Quick reference guide


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How do I download and install ODK Collect?

This SmartVA IT action guide describes how to install ODK Collect onto a tablet in two ways: directly onto a tablet via the ‘Play Store’ or Internet browser, or from a computer via the Internet and copying it across to the tablet for installation

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Publication date: November 2018

Resource type: SmartVA IT action guide

Related resources: SmartVA technical user manual


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How do I install and use SmartVA?

This SmartVA IT action guide describes how to install and use the SmartVA Analyze software ('Tariff') for automated analysis of verbal autopsy data.

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Publication date: October 2018

Resource type: SmartVA IT action guide

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How do I setup Samsung Galaxy tablets?

This SmartVA IT action guide will show you you how to set up your Samsung Galaxy tablet for SmartVA, including installing the necessary apps for collecting verbal autopsy data.

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Publication date: November 2018

Resource type: SmartVA IT action guide

Related resources: SmartVA technical user manual


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How do I translate the SmartVA instrument?

This SmartVA IT action guide describes how to translate the SmartVA instrument (Excel questionnaire and media files) into a different language for use through the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform.

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Publication date: November 2018

Resource type: SmartVA IT action guide

Related resources: SmartVA technical user manual


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Manuel sur la certification de la cause de décès à l’intention des médecins

Le présent manuel sert de guide aux médecins devant remplir des certificats de décès. Les formulaires de certification de la cause de décès sont un aspect important du travail de médecin étant donné que l’information que contiennent les certificats de décès aide les décideurs à déterminer les priorités en santé, de façon à prévenir les décès semblables dans l’avenir.

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Medical certification of cause of death: Facilitator's guide

This course has been developed to help physicians and medical students to correctly certify COD using standard death certification practices that comply with the international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems. It forms part of a package of resources that includes case studies and references for self-directed learning, a number of practical resources (including guidance on how to assess the quality of death certificates), and this facilitator’s manual for running workshops.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: February 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

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Medical certification of cause of death: Quick reference guide
Medical certification of cause of death: Quick reference guide

This guide contains basic information about how to correctly complete the International Form of medical certificate of COD, as recommended by the WHO.

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Publication date: February 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Intervention: Medical certification of cause of death


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Medical certification of cause of death: Undergraduate curriculum

This resource was developed to help medical schools incorporate medical certification of cause of death into their undergraduate medical curriculum. The content can be further adapted and included in relevant postgraduate curricula as well. It is intended to be delivered as a module with nine learning areas and 10 to 12 hours of student contact time. However, each learning area can be customised to be delivered in a shorter or longer period. Each learning area has assessment criteria. As the authority who is administering the module, medical schools can choose whether to make the assessments compulsory. This curriculum should be reviewed by the curriculum development committee or an equivalent body of the medical school before finalisation to ensure that modules on medical certification meet overall curriculum requirements.

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Author: Rampatige R, Gamage S

Publication date: February 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Handbook for doctors on cause of death certification


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Sampling strategies for national scale CRVS-VA planning: Guidance document and sample size calculator tool

The purpose of this package of a two part guidance document and its companion sample size calculator Tool is to assist countries with scale up and rollout planning for the application of verbal autopsy (VA) as a function of a national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system. Users of the package will include those tasked with designing and managing the CRVS-VA system. The package is intended to be used after pre-testing and pilot phases during which the processes, methods and possibly costing of the CRVS-VA system are perfected and established, and before the scale-up and rollout phase.

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Authors: University of Melbourne, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Vital Strategies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, CDC

Publication date: May 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: CRVS-VA sample size calculator tool


SmartVA: Interviewer's manual
SmartVA: Interviewer's manual

The information contained in this manual provides generic information to intended VA interviewers on how to conduct VA interviews systematically.

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SmartVA: Technical user guide
SmartVA: Technical user guide

The information contained in this manual provides generic information to technical support personnel for the implementation of automated VA methods.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: January 2018

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: SmartVA: Interviewer's manual

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