Guyana on track for Universal Birth Registration

-General Register Office

The General Register Office (GRO) says its analysis of birth registration over the past five years indicates that Guy-ana is on track to attain Universal Birth Registra-tion ahead of the January 2015 deadline set under the Millennium Develop-ment Goals (MDGs).

The GRO is currently monitoring all systems that were put in place over the past ten years to ensure that under registration is eliminated and bedside registration is ongoing, it said in a press statement. Universal Birth Registra-tion has been identified as an important aspect for countries achieving and monitoring the Millennium goals that promote gender and equality, children and health issues.

Having addressed under registration and late registration, and establishing additional registration centres and an active public awareness programme early in 2013, a pilot project was launched at the major public hospitals to reintroduce bedside birth registration. Ninety-five to ninety-eight per cent of all births are delivered in hospitals and bedside registration was  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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