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Ministry of Health & Gender Republic of Maldives. Status of Vital Statistics Reporting in Maldives. Vital Statistics produced from Civil Registration data The VRS system in Maldives ensures universal coverage.

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Vital Statistics produced from Civil Registration data

  • The VRS system in Maldives ensures universal coverage.
  • The data is compiled monthly and reports are generated annually however there is a delay of about five months in report generation
  • The health institutions plays the main role in filling and sending the forms on time to DNR
role of health institutions in maldives
Role of Health Institutions in Maldives
  • Health institutions have a critical and dual role
    • Informants of the occurrence of births, deaths , foetal deaths and abortions.
    • Certifiers of cause of deaths
    • In addition, sources of health statistics

MoH&G is coordinating in the compilation and analyzing of the VRS data and coding, while DNR is gathering hardcopies from institutes (health facilities / Atoll and Inland councils )and entering data into the online system.

  • The definitions, principals and recommendations of UNSD on vital events in Maldives are complying with international standards.

We are also apply all the quality assessment methods for data analysis, data correction and dissemination.

  • Recently there was a mid term review of Health Master Plan. During which vital statistics were extensively used to review the master plan.

Medical Certification of Causes of Death (MCCD)

  • Introduced in early 1970s to provide cause-specific mortality profile.
  • Restricted to urban areas hospitals only.
  • At various stages of implementation across country
  • Coding is as per ICD-10.
  • Covers about 100% of the total registered deaths.
  • Garbage codes(R00-R99) are to the tune of 13% in 2009
  • Reports arebeing released every year.