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NPC develops birth, death registration app

The Chairman, National Population Commission, Nasir Isa-kwarra, has disclosed that the commission has developed an application to ensure digital registration of births and deaths in the country.

The app is known as VitalReg Pro and functions as a data collection and reporting platform for online and offline birth and death registration. He noted that the commission was reviewing the current Births and Deaths Compulsory Act 1992 to accommodate the emerging technologies within the civil registration and vital statistics systems.

He said this during a press briefing for the 2022 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day in Abuja on Wednesday.

In his remarks, he said, “As part of this integration and digitalization efforts, the Commission has developed the VitalReg Pro platform, a data collection and reporting mobile application software built for the on-line and offline births and deaths registration.

“The software application was employed by the over 400 volunteers acting as sub-registrars who used their android phones to register births at the households, communities and health fixed posts during the birth registration and Supplemental Immunization Activities.”

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