News

  • 28 Sep 2015

    INDEPTH at ECTMIH 2015

    The INDEPTH Network was well represented at the just ended European congress on tropical medicine and international health (ECTMIH) held in Basel, Switzerland from 6-10 September 2015.
  • 25 Sep 2015

    Researchers meet on data analysis

    Researchers from INDEPTH member centres met in Accra, Ghana, to deliberate on various issues related to research and analysis. The INDEPTH Network, with its 52 health and demographic surveillance (HDSS) sites in Africa, Asia and Oceania, has generated data on over 3.8 million people in Low and...
  • 15 Sep 2015

    “We need best science for neglected diseases”

    The Board Chair of the INDEPTH Network, Prof Marcel Tanner, has stressed the need for the best science for neglected diseases on a global level. "We need the best science for those most neglected on a global level," he said.
    Prof Tanner, the immediate past Director of the Swiss Tropical and...
  • 15 Sep 2015

    Study calls for re-orientation of healthcare priorities

    The apparent transition in the cause of deaths in the community calls for the re-orientation of healthcare priorities. This is according to a study conducted by the Ballabgarh HDSS, a member of the INDEPTH Network, on mortality surveillance using verbal autopsy tool revealed a transition in the...
  • 3 Sep 2015

    Centre organises science communication training for researchers

    About 20 researchers and seven trainers from West Africa attended the Summer School in Science Communication organised by the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research (CSRS) in Côte d’Ivoire aimed at increasing the impact of science and technology in West Africa. CSRS runs the Taabo HDSS, an...
  • 3 Sep 2015

    Check out life spans around the world — And likely years of ill health

    It is one of those good news/bad news stories. A study in the medical journal The Lancet found that people around the world — in countries rich, poor and in the middle — are living longer. But here's the rub. You can't count on living those extra years in good health.
  • 2 Sep 2015

    Ifakara Centre launches training programmes

    The Ifakara Health Research Institute (IHI), an INDEPTH member centre in Tanzania has launched a Masters degree and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in its new training facility in Bagamoyo, near the country's main city, Dar es Salaam. Speaking during the opening ceremony on 24 August 2015,...
  • Capacity Strengthening and Training Strategic Group
    18 Aug 2015

    INDEPTH Capacity Strengthening and Training group holds first meeting

    Ten leaders of INDEPTH member centres met in Accra, Ghana, from 17-19 August 2015 for the first meeting of the INDEPTH Capacity Strengthening and Training Strategic Group.  Over 20 participants attended the meeting which deliberated on how the Network would benefit more from capacity strengthening...

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