Stat of the week: In Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had their birth registered with a civil authority

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Birth registration is the first step toward legal identification and a foundation for human rights.

While many Pacific Island countries are achieving birth registration rates of 85% or higher, in Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had their birth registered with a civil authority (PNG Demographic and Health Survey 2016-18).

 

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