INDEPTH Data Analysts meet in Accra
16 Oct 2017
Over a three-day period 12-14 December 2017 and financed by the Wellcome Trust, the INDEPTH Strategic Group for Data Analysis meet in Accra. The group is analysing data available on the INDEPTH Data Repository and INDEPTHStats. The ultimate goal is a detailed book on what the INDEPTH Data say population and health in low- and middle-income countries that will be launched at the INDEPTH Scientific Conference in November 2018 when INDEPTH celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Before that, a commentary will be published in The Lancet Global Health in July 2017. In addition, a series of papers for international Journals will be aimed at. The entire Network will be invited to support the Strategic Group in diverse ways so that authorship of these papers will be as inclusive as possible.
Participants in Accra over the weekend were the following: Dr Momodou Jasseh (Farafenni HDSS, The Gambia), Dr Frank Odhiambo (formerly Kisumu HDSS, Kenya), Prof Philippe Bocquier (INDEPTH SAC/UCL Belgium), Ms Elizabeth Awini (Dodowa HDSS, Ghana), Mr Karim Derra (Nanoro HDSS, Burkina Faso), Prof Jacques Emina and Dr Martin Bangha (both formerly INDEPTH Resource Centre) and Ms Samuelina Arthur and Prof Osman Sankoh (both INDEPTH Resource Centre). Prof Sam Clark (INDEPTH SAC/Colombus University), Dr Kobus Herbst (AHRI HDSS South Africa) and Prof Abdramane Soura (Ouagadougou HDSS, Burkina Faso) participated via Skype. Prof. Peter Byass (INDEPTH SAC Chair/UCGHR), Prof Mark Collinson (Agincourt HDSS, South Africa) and Prof Sanjay Rai (Ballabgarh HDSS, India) were unable to attend.