Monthly Archives: October 2019

Keeping the momentum on state-of-the-art civil registration and vital statistics systems

Photo – Scaling up investmt plan

National civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems provide necessary population data to monitor national and sub-national development programs as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. A new supplement on CRVS systems in low- and middle-income countries published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition presents best practices and recommendations on how to improve CRVS systems globally. Here, the lead organizer of the supplement from the World Bank Group, Samuel Mills, shares an overview of this new research project.


Suicide prevention is a social justice issue

Group of workers holding hands in celebration.

As part of Springer Nature’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are endeavoring to help raise awareness of SDG 3.4.2 – reduce suicide mortality rate. In this blog, Stephen Platt highlights that the socioeconomically disadvantaged are often at greatest risk, and argues that suicide prevention must be treated as a social justice issue. Plus, check out more content we recently made available in support of World Suicide Prevention Day.