Two PhD students from the INDEPTH OPTIMUNISE project successfully defend theses

26 Jan 2018
INDEPTH is pleased to announce to the Network that Syed Hanifi and Paul Welaga successfully defended their PhD theses at Southern Danish University on the 12  and 15 January 2018 respectively.  Prof Peter Aaby of Bandim HDSS expressed his happiness in working with them and indicated that the two have really advanced their respective areas.
The OPTIMUNISE of INDEPTH’s Vaccinations & Child Survival Working Group led by Peter Aaby took advantage of the HDSS infrastructure to test the real life impact of child interventions on overall mortaliaty. OPTIMUNISE is being implemented at three INDEPTH member sites in Guinea-Bissau (Bandim Health Project), Burkina Faso (Nouna), and Ghana (Navrongo). As a basis for the studies, OPTIMUNISE modified the HDSS data collection systems to include information on all interventions in childhood.