Dear Centre leaders,
Greetings from the INDEPTH Training and Resource Centre. We hope you had a fruitful week. We have the following items for your kind attention
INDEPTH MNCH Working Group Leader presents at WHO meeting in Geneva
AGM2017 Countdown - meeting in Dubai a few weeks to go.
Chakaria HDSS of icddr,b in Bangladesh unveils new brochure that showcases INDEPTH Network
1. INDEPTH MNCH Working Group Leader presents at WHO meeting in Geneva
Dr. Peter Waiswa ,INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Health Working Group leader
Dr Peter Waiswa (MD, MPH, PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala, Uganda who is leader of the INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Health Working Group will be presenting at the "Stakeholders meeting on Maternal Interventions Vigilance: Safety Monitoring and Surveillance in Vaccine and other Research Settings" in Domaine de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 November 2017. This meeting is convened in collaboration between Vaccines, Essential Medicines, Reproductive, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health departments from WHO. The objectives of the meeting are to:
review current methods or methodologies to monitor outcomes of maternal immunization and other interventions, with a particular focus on pharmacovigilance;
assess these vigilance methodologies and identify where harmonization is needed;
assess their global applicability for maternal immunization and other interventions;
propose coordination mechanisms and a roadmap to support their harmonization across programmes and partners working on improving pregnancy and early childhood health events.
Peter will present on "Pregnancy and early childhood outcomes monitoring through health and demographic surveillance systems."
2. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Roux Prize and the deadline on January 31 is fast approaching.
Please reach out to your colleagues or forward the names of potential nominees
Here is a brief background on the prize and links to useful resources:
The Roux Prize is a US$100,000 award launched in 2013 to recognize individuals or groups who have used disease burden evidence to take actions that make people healthier. The prize was founded by philanthropists David and Barbara Roux and is awarded annually by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
Dr. Samba Sow, formerly a Malian physician and professor at the University of Maryland and now Mali's Minister of Health, won the 2017 Roux Prize for using health data to save children's lives through a comprehensive vaccination program. He generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases. You can view past winners here.
Nominees may come from anywhere in the world and could include staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community. The only requirement is that he or she has used disease burden evidence to improve health at the local, national, or global level. If you think that you should be nominated for the prize, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are due January 31, 2018 and the winner will be announced at an event in the fall 2018. For more information, please visit rouxprize.org.
3. AGM2017 Countdown - meeting in Dubai a few weeks to go.
This year the INDEPTH Annual General Meeting will be held from 11-13 December 2017 in Dubai, UAE and we are happy to announce that the online registration link is still activated at (Click to Register). So far the following centre leaders have registered:
AHRI, South Africa
Agincourt, South Africa
Cross River , Nigeria
Dikgale, South Africa
Gilgel Gibe, Ethiopia
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Kilite Awlaelo, Ethiopia
Nanoro, Burkina Faso
Ougadougou , Burkina Faso
PiH, Papua New-Guinea
Nouna, Burkina Faso
Taabo, Côte d'Ivoire
We encourage all centre leaders who have not already done so to register now.
The Arabian Park Hotel, venue of the 2017 AGM in Dubai is requesting all participants to complete the attached form to aid the processing of visas. The visa requirements are:
Clear passport size photograph - Dimensions: 4.3 cm x 5.5 cm, File Size: 40 KB Type: jpg Colored and clear
Clear and valid passport copy of each Guest - (minimum validity of 6 months prior to arrival).
The hotel will require arrival dates of all participants. Hence we strongly encourage all centres leaders to provide their flight details to the Resource Centre as soon as possible for onward transmission to the Hotel.
4. Chakaria HDSS of icddr,b in Bangladesh unveils new brochure that showcases INDEPTH Network
The site leader of Chakaria HDSS, Associate Scientist SM Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, was proud to share the new brochure of his HDSS field site with the INDEPTH Resource & Training Centre. The reason is clear, the brochure is not only beautiful, it gives visibility to INDEPTH. Please download the brochure. Should you have such documents you wish to share with the wider Network, please pass on to us and we would be delighted to assist. Read more