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2023: Births and Deaths Registry exceeds 32,000 baby registrations for the Upper East Region

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The Births and Deaths Registry (BDR) has commended the Ghana Health Service in the Upper East Region for the continued partnership that has allowed an increased registration of births.

The Upper East Regional Registrar for the Birth and Deaths Registry, John Yalmon Badengbanoya, speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show on May 14, 2024, explained that health professionals have consistently updated the BDR with information around births.

“I have to commend the Ghana Health Service. Across the region, the nurses have been up and doing. As I speak, a nurse has called me from Kalbeo to send a staff to come and do registration. We are on the ground, and they are helping us to collect data.”

Because of the collaboration, the BDR in 2022 registered 93 percent of babies estimated to be born in the Upper East Region, which was 32,000. In 2023, the BDR was able to exceed its estimated baby target of 32,000 by 2 percent.

Meanwhile, the registration of babies from birth to twelve months is free. Registration of deaths within fourteen days is also free. This is according to the Birth and Death Registry (BDR).

“We register births between 0 and 12 months. We also register deaths within 14 days. After 14 days, it turns into late registration. For births, when the child passes one year, one day, it is called late registration, and that is why there is a fee attached to it.”

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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