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  • 20 Jan 2017

    CHILILAB HDSS: Health insurance drop-out among adult population

    The coverage of health insurance as measured by enrollment rates has increased significantly in Vietnam. However, maintaining health insurance to the some groups such as the farmer, the borderline poor and informal workers, etc. has been very challenging. This study examines the situation of health...
  • 17 Jan 2017

    INDEPTH ED visits top Swiss institutions

    The INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh visited the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel, Switzerland on 13 January 2017 for a meeting with the director Prof. Jürg Utzinger. Since its founding in 1943, the Swiss TPH has become a world-renowned Institution...
  • 14 Jan 2017

    Matlab HDSS: Counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding duration by 60 days

    In Matlab, Bangladesh, over three thousand pregnant women received either focused breastfeeding counselling sessions or more general health promotion messages. Results revealed that focused counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding by 60 days compared to standard healthcare messages. This...
  • 13 Jan 2017

    Agincourt HDSS Practical guide for preparing HDSS data for analysis

    Sulaimon Afolabi has published a youtube video tutorial titled, “Practical Guide for Preparing
    Health & Demographic Surveillance System Data for Analysis using Stata”.  This is done with him having the the following study objectives in mind. That is, for the would-be...
  • 13 Jan 2017

    Matlab HDSS: Counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding duration by 60 days

    In Matlab, Bangladesh, over three thousand pregnant women received either focused breastfeeding counselling sessions or more general health promotion messages. Results revealed that focused counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding by 60 days compared to standard healthcare messages. This...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    Staff review progress and 2017 plans at retreat

    The INDEPTH Resource and Training Centre held its annual staff retreat on 16 December 2016 at Ampomaah Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The retreat was to review the activities of all the sections of the Network for 2016 as well as finalise the work plans for 2017. They also worked on issues raised at...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    INDEPTH ED receives SWISS TPH visitors

    Prof. Don de Savigny and Dr. Nicolas Maire from Swiss TPH in Switzerland and Dr. Nicolas Maire from Swiss TPH in Switzerland (second left and right respectively) visited the Accra Resource and Training Centre on 15 December 2016 for a meeting with the Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh (...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    World Malaria Report 2016: Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

    WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 has been released. The report reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children and preventive treatment for pregnant women has...

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