Tanzania: To get more out of aid and investment, developing countries need to focus on data collection

Published: 22/Oct/2017
Source: The Quartz Africa

Back in 2013, Tanzania’s health authorities trialled a program that allowed parents to register to receive birth certificates for newborns via their mobile phones. The program, ramped up earlier this year, established a simple process whereby health workers send an SMS with a baby’s name, gender, date of birth, and family details to a central database that is managed by a state agency in real time.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances, Pièces d'identité
Regions: Tanzanie, Afrique de l'Est
Year: 2017