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  • 14 Apr 2017

    ENAP metrics workshop held in Dhaka

    INDEPTH's Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Project organised a workshop from 10-12 April, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The ENAP Metrics Implementation Workshop, which started with a site visit and field work on 9 April, aimed at finalising data collection tools and the data collection process to...
  • 11 Apr 2017

    Mental health and urban living in sub-Saharan Africa

    In sub-Saharan African cities, the epidemiological transition has shifted a greater proportion of the burden of non-communicable diseases, including mental and behavioral disorder, to the adult population. The burden of major depressive disorder and its social risk factors in the urban sub-...
  • 9 Apr 2017

    AWI-Gen writing and publications workshop held in SA

    AWI-Gen is a University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and INDEPTH Network Collaborative Centre under the umbrella of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Consortium and aims to study genetic and environmental contributions to susceptibility to cardiometabolic diseases in four...
  • 7 Apr 2017

    Causes of Death among children aged 5 to 14 years in Kersa

    The global burden of mortality among children is still very huge though its trend has started declining following the improvements in the living standard. It presents serious challenges to the well-being of children in many African countries. Today, Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for about...
  • 31 Mar 2017

    INDEPTH welcomes new centre leader at Dodowa HDSS, Ghana

    INDEPTH Network Centre Leaders’ family has a new member following Dr. John Williams' appointment as the new Director of Dodowa Health Centre, the parent institution of the Dodowa HDSS in Ghana. Dr. Williams takes over from Prof. Margaret Gyapong who is the now the Director of the Centre for Health...
  • 24 Mar 2017

    INDEPTH CST manager, Makerere team discuss HDSS strengthening

    INDEPTH Network Capacity Strengthening and Training Manager (CST), Dr. Martin Bangha (centre) this week paid a courtesy call on the Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP) and  Iganga/Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) team, Dr. Dan Kajungu...
  • 24 Mar 2017

    Comparison between Census and HDSS outputs for two districts in Ghana

    Considering the importance of reliable and accurate demographic data for development planning and the errors often associated with census data in Africa, this paper examines the level of consistency of reporting between the 2010 Ghana Population Census and the Health and Demographic...
  • 24 Mar 2017

    Community readiness for adopting mHealth in rural Bangladesh

    There are increasing numbers of mHealth initiatives in middle and low income countries aimed at improving health outcomes. Bangladesh is no exception with more than 20 mobile health (mHealth) initiatives in place. A recent study in...

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