Kisumu HDSS

Kenya Medical Research Institute/CDC
230 000

The KEMRI/CDC Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) was created as part of a large insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) trial in the same area and continued after the trial concluded, after recognizing that the infrastructure established was able to generate multi-disciplinary research data that successfully feeds into policy, with implications at local, national and international levels. The KEMRI/ CDC surveillance infrastructure provides longitudinal population-based demographic information, data on the burden of diseases, including those that are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in Kenya and East Africa and information on access and utilization of health services and generates data on specific outcomes through topic-specific studies. The HDSS also provides a robust sampling frame for epidemiological studies and evaluations of public health interventions.