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  • 25 May 2015

    Another milestone as INDEPTH adds new data to its archives

    On July 1 2015, the INDEPTH Network added new health and demographic data to its publicly available online data archives. The INDEPTH Data Repository now includes data from 20 HDSSs (further 4 to be released later) covering 11 countries while INDEPTHStats now includes data from 31 HDSSs covering 15...
  • Prof Sankoh opening the meeting
    24 May 2015

    INTREC stakeholders conference held in Accra

    Forty-six participants have attended the INDEPTH Training and Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) Final Stakeholders conference in Accra from May 21 – 22, 2015.  The INTREC programme was developed to provide junior researchers in Africa and Asia an opportunity to improve their understanding of...
  • 20 May 2015

    Zambia plays host to H3Africa meeting

    Investigators for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative shared updates on their projects during a meeting with partners and other project team members in Livingstone, Zambia from 8-12 May 2015. Over 60 delegates attended the meeting which provided the opportunity for the...
  • 20 May 2015

    Gates sees more progress in the next 15 years

    The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else's, says Bill Gates in his annual letter as the Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation clocks 15 years this month. Read more...
  • 14 May 2015

    New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University

    Researchers at Dundee University in Scotland have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The World Health Organisation reported 200 million clinical cases of malaria in 2013, with 584,000 people...
  • 12 May 2015

    Cheick Mbacke receives his award

    The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Council presented the IUSSP Laureate award to the INDEPTH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) member Dr Cheikh Mbacké during the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California,...
  • 28 Apr 2015

    More investment needed to combat malaria

    Despite declines in malaria cases and deaths in recent years, many lives are still lost to the disease each year. But it can be treated, and eventually eradicated. As we celebrate the World Malaria Day on 25 April 2015, we must recognize the need for sufficient global commitment and Investment if...
  • 28 Apr 2015

    Updated malaria treatment guidelines launched

    Updated "Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria" were launched by WHO during the World Malaria Day on 25 April 2015. They include the latest recommendations on preventive treatment for infants, children under 5 and pregnant women. The updated guidelines should help expand access to recommended...

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