Tanzania is accelerating a mobile phone program to provide more newborns with birth certificates

Published: 27/Mar/2017
Source: Quartz Africa

Tanzania is ramping up the registration and issuance of birth certificates to children under five years using mobile phones. The mobile registration is offering a lifeline to millions of babies, who often remain ‘invisible’ due to the logistical and infrastructural challenges that prevent them from being enlisted at the time of their nativity.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: East Africa, Tanzania
Year: 2017