Birth Registration Results from Improvement Activities in Care for Vulnerable Children

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This flyer discusses the 51 million children per year that are not registered at birth. In sub-Saharan Africa, 38% of children under five are registered, varying greatly from urban (54%) to rural (30%) settings (UNICEF, 2011). There are numerous reasons for the low registration rates in many countries. For children left orphaned or vulnerable because of poverty, displacement, or other risk factors, such as HIV and AIDS, the weak registration systems result in children with restricted access to basic services and protection, thereby increasing the children’s susceptibility to abuse, violence, and exposure to HIV.

Photo by Allan Gichigi and Elijah Kanyi, Afroshok Media
Photo by Allan Gichigi and Elijah Kanyi, Afroshok Media
Publication Date 
July 2013
Resource Type 
Publications
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English