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Dear Centre Leaders,
We hope you have had a good week.
We have the following items for your attention:
  • AAS, INDEPTH discuss possibilities for collaboration
  • Uganda Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • World Health Day: 'Beating diabetes’ in Bangladesh'
1. AAS, INDEPTH discuss possibilities for collaboration
L-R: David Mbulumi, Prof. Abegaz and Prof. Marsh.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the INDEPTH Network are exploring possibilities for future collaboration.  The AAS which enjoys the support and recognition of the African Union as well as several governments and major international partners, was established to help build capacity in science that is relevant to the needs of Africa.  

On 31 March 2016 INDEPTH Policy Engagement and Communications Manager, David Mbulumi, visited AAS headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and met the Executive Director Prof. Berhanu Abegaz and their Senior Advisor Prof. Kevin Marsh. Read more
2. Uganda Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
This is a two-week course designed to build on the Ugandan Intensive Epidemiology and Statistics Course (UIESC) and aims to enable participants to understand, apply and interpret a range of more advanced techniques for the design and analysis of epidemiological studies.

The course will take place from 27th June – 8th July 2016 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Entebbe. Please click the links below for details.
News from our member centres
1. World Health Day: ‘Beating diabetes’ in Bangladesh
World Health Day today has the overarching theme “Beat diabetes,” and with this focus the World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to increase awareness about this disease, which has shown dramatic increase in low- and middle-income countries including Bangladesh.

Recent studies by icddr,b researchers have examined diabetes and related issues in Bangladesh and have shed light on the links between depression and diabetes, obesity and diabetes, and developed screening and management strategies for diabetes and depression in resource-poor settings.
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Policy Engagement and Communications