When communities help authorities tally births and deaths, health care equalises

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Recent research suggests that two thirds of deaths across the world are unrecorded. In addition, unrecorded deaths occur more frequently among disadvantaged people.

This raises important questions about the links between material and data poverty. And it has left researchers trying to understand how health authorities can interact with communities to improve these statistics.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2015

Bibliographical note

Lucia D'Ambruoso receives funding from the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the UK Department for International Development. Lucia D'Ambruoso is affiliated with the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research in Sweden.


  • Death certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • UN sustainable development goals (SDG)


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