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RGD hosts symposium on death registration

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 5:08 AM
The Registrar General’s Department says it will be staging a symposium today on the importance of death registration.

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) says it will be staging a symposium today to increase awareness of the importance of death registration.

The event will be held at the National Housing Trust (NHT) Building in New Kingston.

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Manager at the RGD, Monique Lin Quee, says the last death validation study done in 2008 showed that Jamaica had a death registration rate of approximately 76 per cent. 

She says the rate has increased since then, but there is room for further improvement.

Members of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) will give information at the symposium.

There will also be presentations from Life insurance companies, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), the Coroner’s Court, and from pathologists.