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Less Than Half of African Births Properly Registered

African birth registration officials meeting in Cameroon say more than half of births in Africa are not registered, which can make it hard for children to enroll in school or access health care. Experts say legal reforms and education for parents and registration authorities are key. The Yaounde central hospital reports an average of 180 births per month. But the district's civil registrar, Dianna Monjuwa, said her office only processes about 60 birth certificates each month....

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