Sunday, January 07, 2007

2006 annual report on Births and Deaths

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation's annual report on Births and Deaths reveals that 10,059 deaths, 64,866 live births and 1,070 still births were recorded in 2006. The above figures were forwarded to the Ministry of Health by the office of Births and Deaths. These figures, according to the report represent only the events that were registered with the offices of Births and Death nationwide.

Acting Deputy Chief Registrar, Johnson Kargbo said they experienced an increase in both live and still births. However, fewer people died last year than in 2005, the figures indicate. The decrease in number of recorded deaths in 2006 is attributed to improving health facilities in the country. Kargbo revealed 5,759 as the difference between 2005 and 2006.

He stated that the data represent events registered in their offices in Freetown . “If we include the mass birth registration in Kailahun, Pujehun and Kenema districts the registered events would rise slightly above 277,000.

Link to Concord Times Newspaper