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  • 19 May 2017

    IDMP Workshop 7 in progress in Dubai

    The INDEPTH Data Management Programme (IDMP) Training Workshop 7 kicked off on 7 May 2017 in Dubai.  The overall aim of the workshop is to prepare iSHARE2 member sites to use Centre-in-a-Box (CiB)...
  • 12 May 2017

    Pneumococcal carriage in children under five years in Uganda

    Pneumonia is the major cause of death in children globally, with more than 900,000 deaths annually in children under five years of age. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes most deaths, most often in the form of community acquired pneumonia. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) are currently...
  • 12 May 2017

    Assessing the catastrophic effects of out-of-pocket healthcare payments prior to the uptake of a nationwide health insurance scheme in Ghana

    Financial risk protection against the cost of unforeseen healthcare has gained global attention in recent years. Although Ghana implemented a nationwide health insurance scheme with a goal of reducing financial barriers to accessing healthcare and addressing impoverishing effects of out-of-pocket (...
  • 8 May 2017

    Risk assessment an integral part of an organisation, says INDEPTH ED

    The INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh on Friday 5 May 2007 led a meeting of staff of the Resource and Training Centre in Accra to develop a risk assessment matrix for the oganisation. The tool allows quick view of the probable risks evaluated in terms of the likelihood or probability of...
  • 5 May 2017

    ABACUS qualitative analysis workshop held in South Africa

    INDEPTH’s project on community-based antibiotic access and consumption (ABACUS) convened a workshop from 2 - 4 May 2017 to 2017 at the Witts School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop was to create a unified approach to the...
  • 5 May 2017

    Decreasing child mortality, spatial clustering and decreasing disparity in N.Western Burkina Faso

    Within relatively small areas, there exist high spatial variations of mortality between villages. In rural Burkina Faso, with data from 1993 to 1998, clusters of particularly high child mortality were identified in the population of the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS...
  • 28 Apr 2017

    Kintampo launches first malaria slide bank in W.Africa

    Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) in Ghana and partners have developed the Kintampo Malaria Slide Bank as a critical resource to “End Malaria for Good” through malaria diagnosis training and quality assessment. To mark this year’s World Malaria Day, KHRC launched a malaria slide bank as...
  • 26 Apr 2017

    INDEPTH takes part in Harvard climate change events

    INDEPTH participated in a week of climate change-related events referred to as the “Harvard University Climate Week celebrations” organised by the University of Harvard in the US. As part of the events and programmes marking this undertaking held between April 25 and 28 was a workshop series...

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