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Fragmented storage systems and parallel channels

Often, the storage system for the information about vital events is fragmented and there are no clear consistency checks among the different databases. This fragmented storage system leads to inconsistencies between the different databases if officials fail to update them. This is particularly important in countries where there is no systematic way to provide feedback from the national and regional databases to the periphery.

There are also multiple parallel channels that transmit the same or similar information to different parts of the government. This is inefficient and prone to inconsistencies when producing vital statistics from different sources. Typically, there is a channel through the health sector that transmits events occurred in health facilities, and another through the civil registration sector responsible for the information collected in civil registration offices. 

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