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Report on Weekly Deaths in South Africa

Monthly reporting of weekly deaths

Estimated numbers of weekly deaths are reported monthly against the predicted numbers.

Online capture of the medical certificate of cause of death – Scoping study for South Africa: Participatory Workshop

South Africa has a well-established civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system which evolved throughout the 20th century. The completeness of death registration has improved since 1994. However, challenges remain with the quality and timeliness of the cause-of-death information.

The 3rd Injury Mortality Survey: A national study of injury mortality levels and causes in South Africa in 2020/21

The first Injury Mortality Survey (IMS) in South Africa aimed to capture the profile of non-natural deaths for 2009 (2009 IMS). The second IMS, conducted in 2017 (2017 IMS), is followed by this report, which presents findings from the third IMS for the 2020/21 period (2020/21 IMS).

Rapid assessment of cause-of-death data collection and public health use in South Africa

South Africa has a well-established civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system with notable improvements in the registration of births and deaths since the early 2000s. However, improvement in the quality of cause-of-death information remains a challenge. In addition, the SARS CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings of the current CRVS in providing timely cause-of-death information, information about deaths occurring outside of health facilities, and the National Department of Health’s access to identified cause-of-death information to enable public health response.

South African National Cause-of-Death Validation - Report 2

Report 2 | Underlying cause of death based on a sample of Medical Records from Public Sector Hospitals and Forensic Pathology Service Mortuaries

Executive summary

South Africa National Cause-of-Death Validation Project (NCODVP)

The Second South African Comparative Risk Assessment Study

South Africa has high rates of mortality and morbidity which are underpinned by the occurrence of risk factors related to lifestyle, social behaviours and the environment. The aim of this study was to quantify the contribution of 18 selected risk factors to identify areas of public health priority. This brief is intended for policy makers and health decision-makers to highlight the risk factors that require public health attention and intervention at policy and programmatic level to reduce the burden of disease experienced by the South African population.

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