Bangladesh faces a range of challenges including rapid population growth, unplanned urbanization, an epidemiological shift, and population displacement due to climate change. Efforts to plan and implement measures to mitigate the effects of these challenges will greatly benefit from a fully functional CRVS system that registers all vital events and generates timely, complete and reliable data on births, deaths and causes of death.
While a high level of political commitment has supported the significant progress made to-date, increased coordination among government stakeholders at the national level remains a pressing need. Better cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders will lead to fewer missed opportunities to capture and utilize information on vital events.
Interview videos with CRVS stakeholders include:
Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor Access to Information Programme Prime Minister's Office (How enterprise architecture has improved CRVS in Bangladesh)
Saiful Islam, Statistician, Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh, University of Melbourne Fellow (Analysis of Bangladesh's verbal autopsy pilot in Kaliganj)
Adnan Khan, Assistant Chief (Medical) in the Management Information System (MIS), Directorate General (Health), University of Melbourne Fellow (Filling the gaps in Bangladesh's mortality data)
Mohamad Ashfaque Mukut, Deputy Secretary Cabinet Division (Bangladesh) and Deputy Project Director of the CRVS Technical Project, University of Melbourne Fellow (From death notification to registration)
Dr Toufiq Shawon, Resident Medical Officer, Trishal Upazila Health Complex, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Dr Hafiz Chowdhury, Technical Advisor, Bangladesh, University of Melbourne; Dr Razi Uddin, Assistant Chief Statistical Officer; Management Information System; Directorate General of Health Services (Working together to find Bangladesh's top causes of death)