Health and demographic surveillance systems: a step towards full civil registration and vital statistics system in sub-Sahara Africa?

@inproceedings{Y2012HealthAD,
  title={Health and demographic surveillance systems: a step towards full civil registration and vital statistics system in sub-Sahara Africa?},
  author={Yazoum{\'e} Y{\'e} and Marilyn Wamukoya and Alex Ezeh and Jacques B. O. Emina and Osman Sankoh},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In the developed world, information on vital events is routinely collected nationally to inform population and health policies. However, in many low-and middle-income countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a lack of effective and comprehensive national civil registration and vital statistics system. In the past decades, the number of Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) has increased throughout SSA. An HDSS monitors births, deaths, causes of… CONTINUE READING