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


ANACONDA 5.0.0 Splash Screen
ANACONDA for Mac [ANACONDA-5.0.0.MAC.zip]

ANACONDA 5.0.0 for OSX. ANACONDA is a tool for checking the quality of mortality data. It provides a step-by-step approach to enable users to quickly conduct a comprehensive review of data on mortality levels and causes of death. In particular, ANACONDA will help you identify probable errors, misdiagnoses and inconsistencies in your mortality and cause of death data.

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Authors: The University of Melbourne

Publication date: June 2020

Resource type: CRVS tool


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ANACONDA for Windows [ANACONDA-5.0.0.WIN.zip]

ANACONDA 5.0.0 for Windows. ANACONDA is a tool for checking the quality of mortality data. It provides a step-by-step approach to enable users to quickly conduct a comprehensive review of data on mortality levels and causes of death. In particular, ANACONDA will help you identify probable errors, misdiagnoses and inconsistencies in your mortality and cause of death data.

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Authors: The University of Melbourne

Publication date: June 2020

Resource type: CRVS tool


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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 tool

Related resources: 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 Portuguese version thumbnail (Relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade)
ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template - Portuguese version (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 tool

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


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CRVS birth and death statistics report template

This template has been designed to ensure that useful data on birth and death will become available for policy through annual reporting.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Resource type: CRVS tool

Related resources: Improving vital statistics for informing policy: The importance of data quality


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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 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-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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Death Certificate Assessment Tool (Excel version)

Excel template to assess the quality of death certificates.

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Author: MCCOD Technical Working Group, Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Improvement, the University of Melbourne

Publication Date: January 2020

Resource type: CRVS tool

Related Resources: Assessment of quality of medical certification practices: A quick reference guide; Death Certificate Assessment Tool (Excel version): User guide


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Death Certificate Assessment Tool (Excel version) - Chinese Version

This is a Chinese translation of the Excel template to assess the quality of death certificates.

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Manual ICD-10 mortality coding quality assessment tool

This Excel tool is intended to assist in the evaluation of the quality of ICD coding, through assessment of the quality of a defined sample of death certificates. Periodic evaluation of coding is recommended to ensure that quality is maintained and to determine the need for retraining of coders.

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Medical certification of cause of death: Rapid assessment tool

This tool contains a set of simple questions for checking common errors to assess cause of death certification practices.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: February 2020 (update)

Resource type: CRVS tool

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


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Medical certification of cause of death: Rapid assessment tool - Chinese version (评估《死亡证》的质量:快速工具)

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: July 2020 update)

Resource type: CRVS tool

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


Assessing the quality of death certificates: Rapid tool - Portuguese version (Avaliando a qualidade das declarações de óbito: Ferramenta rápida) thumbnail
Medical certification of cause of death: Rapid assessment tool - Portuguese version (Avaliando a qualidade das declarações de óbito: Ferramenta rápida)

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 tool

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


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Medical certification of cause of death: Rapid assessment tool - Russian version (Оценка качества свидетельств о смерти: инструмент экспресс-оценки)

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

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Assessing the quality of death certificates: Rapid tool - Spanish version (Evaluación de la calidad de los certificados de defunción: Instrumento de evaluación rápida) thumbnail
Medical certification of cause of death: Rapid assessment tool - Spanish version (Evaluación de la calidad de los certificados de defunción: Instrumento de evaluación rápida)

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 tool

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


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VA Costing Tool

The purpose of the VA Costing Tool is to help planners and managers to determine the costs of implementing verbal autopsy systems. The Tool can be customised to the country’s context and covers all aspects of a VA system, including start-up costs, training costs, community-level service delivery costs, as well as governance, supervision, and management costs at all administrative levels. Additionally, the Tool has a budgeting and a modelling component. The former can be used to estimate budgets for VA systems, whereas the latter can be used to model different VA implementation scenarios. NOTE: clicking on the 'download resource' button will automatically save the Excel file to your PC.

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VA Costing Tool: Report template

This template can be used to summarise key outputs from the VA Costing Tool, to assist planners and managers to determine the costs of implementing verbal autopsy systems. The template is based on three key areas of the Tool: total program costs for baseline year by activity and input type; average costs per VA; and key drivers of costs. NOTE: clicking on the 'download resource' button will automatically save the Word document to your PC.

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Verbal Autopsy Interpretation, Performance and Evaluation Resource (VIPER)

VIPER is a tool (Excel) to assist country stakeholders to understand cause of death (COD) data generated by verbal autopsy (VA). VIPER uses input data on the VA population, including age distribution of the population and other demographic and epidemiological indicators, together with outputs from VA interviews to critically assess the plausibility of VA age distribution of death and COD data. This tool is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

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