By using biometrics, developing countries can effectively collaborate with their citizens for large-scale enrollment and comprehensive public service
SAN ANTONIO, January 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations (UN) stated its goal to “give everyone legal identity, including birth registration” by 2030 as part of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An important driver for achieving this goal is the reduction of mortality among children under 5 years of age. Vaccine-preventable diseases and malnutrition are among the greatest threats to young children in underdeveloped countries, where newborns are vulnerable because they are in the most critical stage of development.
Significant challenges stand in the way of effective and timely delivery of vaccines. The lack of reliable identity registration makes it exponentially more difficult to identify children who have not received their first vaccine dose or who need vital follow-up vaccinations. The delivery of vaccines to communities in need often does not take place because local health authorities cannot accurately track who already had the vaccine, when the vaccination took place or which vaccines they need. In addition, developing countries face many challenges (regulatory gaps, lack of funding and resources, and low accessibility and coverage) in effectively implementing robust ID framework systems to ensure accessible legal IDs for all.
“Developing countries need thoughtful planning and the right combination of technical, financial and political resources to establish a successful digital identity system with huge social benefits. Biometrics can play a vital role in contributing to this effort,” he notes on. Niihara Tetsuya, GC director at Frost & Sullivan. “Using multimodal biometrics is the ideal approach because it provides more flexibility for enrollment and authentication and improved accuracy and efficiency for biometric deduplication.”
NEC aims to expand the target coverage of biometric solutions to children, including newborns. NEC’s purpose, principles and achievements lay the foundation for a future-oriented, security-oriented and biometrics-driven digital society. Each individual will be able to rely on their unique, convenient and accessible personal identity to access the essential public services they need to live a safe and healthy life. The main advantages of biometric identification technologies are:
Sustainability, convenience and greater geographic coverage.
Better and faster accessibility despite literacy and communication barriers.
Better security by reducing the chance of document loss.
Higher accuracy by minimizing human authentication errors.
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