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CRVS strengthening in Brazil

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Brazil has implemented a number of measures to improve the registration of vital events, and completeness of births and deaths registered by the Civil Registrar and Ministry of Health is very high (over 95%). Although national completeness estimates are high, completeness varies by region, with the North and Northeast reporting the lowest levels. Further, the quality of cause of death (COD) data needs improvement, with 33% of all deaths in 2013 attributed to an ill-defined or unusable code (often referred to as ‘garbage codes’). Factors contributing to the poor quality of mortality data include the high number of deaths that occur outside of health facilities, geographic barriers to certifying COD for rural populations, and poor medical certification in some areas. As a result, continued improvement in the quality of COD data is a top priority of the Ministry of Health.

In collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, Brazil has identified four research-based interventions to generate the evidence needed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of an already well-performing system. The overall aim of these interventions is to produce more accurate data, from a more cost-effective system, to better serve policy making in the country.

Interview videos with CRVS stakeholders include*:

*Most videos are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Filmed in October 2017 in Recife, Brazil.

  • Raquel Barbosa, Ministry of Health, University of Melbourne Fellow (Melhorando os códigos do 'lixo' do Brasil / Improving Brazil's 'garbage' codes)
     
  • Luiz Fernando, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), University of Melbourne Fellow (Linking civil registration and vital statistics data in Brazil to estimate completeness)
     
  • Dr Fatima Marinho, Ministry of Health (Trabalhando juntos para melhor informação em saúde / Working together for better health information)
     
  • Marli Montenegro, Health Situation Analyst, Ministry of Health, University of Melbourne Fellow (Ligação do registo civil e estatísticas vitais no Brasil para estimar a integridade / Linkage of civil registry and vital statistics in Brazil to estimate completeness)
     
  • Ana Claúdia Medeiros de Souza, Ministry of Health, University of Melbourne Fellow (O que é ANACONDA? Uma perspectiva brasileira / What is ANACONDA? A Brazilian perspective)
     
  • Dr Mohsen Naghavi, Professor of Global Health at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (Improvement of data in Brazil)
     
  • Dr Antonio Tadeu Ribeiro de Oliveira, Researcher, IBGE (Medindo a integralidade: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística / Measuring completeness: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics)
     
  • Professor Luiz Fernando Ferraz da Silva, University of Sao Paolo (Chegando à causa da morte: Serviço de Investigação de Falecimento / Arriving at a cause of death: Death Investigation Service)
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Brazil's health data: How have they improved so much and so quickly?
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Chegando à causa da morte: Serviço de Investigação de Falecimento / Arriving at a cause of death: Death Investigation Service
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Ligação do registo civil e estatísticas vitais no Brasil para estimar a integridade / Linkage of civil registry and vital statistics in Brazil to estimate completeness
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Linking civil registration and vital statistics data in Brazil to estimate completeness
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Medindo a integralidade: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística / Measuring completeness: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
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Melhorando os códigos do 'lixo' do Brasil / Improving Brazil's 'garbage' codes
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O que é ANACONDA? Uma perspectiva brasileira / What is ANACONDA? A Brazilian perspective
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Trabalhando juntos para melhor informação em saúde / Working together for better health information

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