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  • 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...
  • 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...

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