Mobile Phone for Birth Registration

This is thinking out of the box with far reaching impact on the right of the child and her future.

In Cambodia, there has been great improvement in registering a child at birth , free of charge, The problem is when parents wait past the f

irst month and need the certificate later with the help of the commune authorities-the fee can be up to US$ 5 – out of reach for the rural poor. A birth certificate is the first document to apply for other documents .i.e a I.D.card Application for each document is with an unofficial fee. Small scale corruption and part of the culture.
SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates
Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the details of a newborn to obtain a birth certificate could cut down school drop-outs

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