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Upper East Regional Department of Births & Deaths schooled on Mobile Birth Registration System

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The Upper East Regional Births and Deaths Registry has sensitized its district officers and volunteers to the use of the Mobile Birth Registration System (M-birth) in achieving optimized results as well as overcoming the current backlog.

The officers were given 31 tablets and coaching on how to master the M-Birth system as a solution to reduce the need for manual forms and papers.

M-birth is a new automated mobile phone technology used to register new birth or death certificates in an improved manner, especially in remote areas in the country.

Speaking at the training, the Regional IT Registrar, Joseph Sackitey Adams indicated that the training came at the right time as it will update and advance members’ knowledge on the technological know-how.

He said, “this prompt training, we deem it necessary because in the region; there is always some information that is sending to the system that only needs to clear off. So, giving them this insight will help them to do away with some backlogs.”

“Sometimes staff may be at a far community and think that the registration he/she has done has gone through meanwhile it hasn’t, so with this system and tablets coupled with the training we believe that issues with backlogs and duplications will be a thing of the past.”

The Regional Registrar, John Yalmon Badenganoya, satisfied with the training and the officers’ response, encouraged them, especially the volunteers, to overcome their daily challenges and work towards the better good of the region.

He indicated that, “these Volunteers as I will always say have the qualifications and are committed to what they have been told to do and I will continue to encourage them not to give up hope.”

“But I must emphasize that this training will equip my officers to achieve our regional target which is 38,591 for the year 2022. We have been able to register 16,733. But as I speak, the number that has been uploaded is only 8000 plus. Meanwhile, on our manual paper is 16,733. So, with this training, we are poised to upload and fill in the backlog for users.”

He also used the opportunity to remind parents to always register their wards immediately after birth as registering a child from zero to one year is always free.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana

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