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  • 28 Sep 2015

    New Global Health approach to reach millions more people with lifesaving medicines

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies. USAID will use data analytics and innovative tools to drive-down the price of medicines and increase delivery speed.
  • 28 Sep 2015

    African data on the spotlight as high level conference starts

    A three-day High Level Conference (HLC) on data revolution started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 27 March 2015, as a side event of the 8th Joint ECA-AUC Conference of Ministers of Finance and Planning  and Economic Development. The INDEPTH Network is represented by the Executive Director, Prof Osman...
  • 28 Sep 2015

    Southern scientists to discuss innovation in meeting SDGs

    The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), Bangladesh, a member of the INDEPTH Network, hosted a forum dubbed “Innovating for Health: The role of Southern-led science and innovation in meeting the health-related SDGs” on 26 September 2015 in New York. 
  • 28 Sep 2015

    Regional director of health services interacts with Navrongo researchers

    The Regional Director of Health Services for the Upper East Region in Ghana, Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams recently made a presentation to Research Officers of the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), a member of INDEPTH, on a draft proposal for a Health Implementation Program that the Korean...
  • 28 Sep 2015

    INDEPTH hosts visitors from Bloomberg Data Initiative

    The INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh  (left) on 28 September 2015  held discussions with Prof. Don de Savigny from Swiss TPH in Switzerland (right),  the anchor of the Innovations Component of the recently announced Bloomberg Foundation grant, a $100 million Data-for-Health initiative...
  • 28 Sep 2015

    Count every newborn; a measurement improvement roadmap for coverage data

    The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), launched in 2014, aims to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths, with national targets of less than 12 neonatal deaths per 1000 live births and less than stillbirths per 1000 total births by 2030. This requires ambitious improvement of the data on care...
  • 28 Sep 2015

    INDEPTH team among mortality statistics experts meeting in Cairo

    Over 50 experts were in Cairo, Egypt, from September 28 for a four- day meeting on Mortality Statistics in Africa jointly convened by the WHO, Africa Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
  • 28 Sep 2015

    How the world can cut malaria cases by 90% in the next 15 years

    With more than 200 million cases recorded across the globe each year and half the world's population living in areas considered high risk, malaria remains a challenge. Malaria occurs mostly in poor, tropical and sub-tropical areas. It is transmitted by an infected mosquito. In the human body, the...

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