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Supporting improvements in civil registration and vital statistics in the Pacific

Internationally, Pacific Island Countries and Territories have led the way in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems.

Since 2010, all 18 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) have completed a rapid assessment of their civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system, with 16 of these countries going on to complete more in-depth assessments.  A further seven PICTs have a draft or national CRVS Improvement Plan.  There are many examples of success from across the region, including from the Cook Islands (see poster below).

To read the full document, click here.

To download a copy of the poster (as a JPEG or PDF) go to


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Data analysis and report writing workshop

How can you be involved?

Membership of PHIN is currently open to all Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Members are able to attend PHIN meetings, participate in discussions and decision-making events, and advocate for health information at important events within their country. Membership is free and is reviewed annually. Please email or call the PHIN Secretariat if you:

  • Would like to become a member of PHIN

  • Are not from a Pacific Island country or territory, or do not work in health information, but would like to receive a copy of the PHIN newsletter

  • No longer wish to be a PHIN member or receive the newsletter

 Download PHIN membership application form 

PHIN President
Mr Shivnay Naidu
Tel: (+679) 3221 482
PHIN Secretariat
Ms Nicola Hodge
Tel: (+617) 3346 4829