To assess the effectiveness of vital registration in Tanzania: a case of Njombe district

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Date
2013
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The University of Dodoma
Abstract
This study was curried out to identify and examine the factors that contribute low vital registration in Njombe District and tried to investigate how these factors have been contributed to the existing inadequacy record of enrolment around the communities. Both quantitative and qualitative information were collected and supplementary by secondary data from various secondary source. Most of the quantitative data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) while qualitative information was analyzed using content analysis The result from the study indicated that, how vital registration various factors, these included lack of awareness of the communities, low rate of education level, low income status among people inhabiting. Other factors include penalties for being late in registering within the prescribed time, long distance for residential areas to registration centers, long procedures to get certificates, lack of trained personnel, and unclear guideline by he government about general structure of vital recoding processes Some factors which contribute to inefficiency of enrolment include low level of knowledge of the civilians on the value of vital registration and also due untrained personal. Partly inefficiency is attributed by lack of involvement of local leader/chiefs in the system. There is a need for government to increase efforts on polices in governance of vital registration in the sovereign nation like Tanzania. This would enable the government to manage vital registration effectively
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Dissertation (MA Demography)
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Njombe, Tanzania, Vital registration, Records enrollment, Voter registration, Vital statistics, Civil registration, Human rights, Birth registration
Citation
Mlelwa, B. E. (2013). To assess the effectiveness of vital registration in Tanzania: a case of Njombe district. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma