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  • Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko and Prof Osman Sankoh
    13 Aug 2015

    African Union Commissioner receives the INDEPTH ED

    INDEPTH Network Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh (right) on 12 August 2015 met His Excellency Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko (left), Africa Union’s Commissioner for Social Affairs at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr Kaloko's Department at the AU is responsible for handling and...
  • 12 Aug 2015

    Music concert marks end of Nouna scientific meeting

    The 3rd Scientific Days of Nouna Health Research Centre (CRSN) ended on a high note on Saturday 1 August 2015 with a social event at the town centre with hundreds of Nouna residents and conference participants attending. The concert featured prominent artists in Burkina Faso: Awa Sissao, Solo Dja,...
  • 12 Aug 2015

    INDEPTH ED attends key meeting on civil registration

    INDEPTH Network Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a two-day meeting deliberating on how Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) can contribute to strengthening civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in low- and middle-income countries...
  • 29 Jul 2015

    Counted, people see they also matter

    Polesgo, on the outskirts of the Burkina Faso capital, is one of areas covered by Ouagadougou Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS). The Ouaga HDSS targets the most vulnerable populations of the city. Special attention is given to areas of unplanned growth. 
  • Nanoro HDSS PDA Demo
    28 Jul 2015

    Nanoro field staff say they work faster with PDAs

    The pictures show Karim Derra, the Manager of Nanoro Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (HDSS), an INDEPTH Network member in Burkina Faso, demonstrating the operations of a tablet in electronic data collection at Nanoro during a presentation on OpenDSS to visiting INDEPTH managers David...
  • Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete
    24 Jul 2015

    First malaria vaccine given green light by European regulators

    The world's first malaria vaccine has been given the green light by European regulators and could protect millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa from the life-threatening disease. The European Medicines Agency recommended RTS,S, or Mosquirix, should be licensed for use in young children in...
  • 17 Jul 2015

    INDEPTH work in Unicef's Best Practices report

    Unicef refers to INDEPTH longitudinal research as Best Practice in its report entitled "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, How longitudinal research can support child development." The report says Vitamin A supplements, insecticide-treated bed nets, cholera vaccinations - the effectiveness of these tools – now...
  • Dr. Michael Makanga welcomes Commissioner Carlos Moedas at Khayelitsha
    17 Jul 2015

    Dr Michael Makanga designated as next EDCTP Executive Director

    The General Assembly of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has selected Dr. Michael Makanga to succeed Professor Charles Mgone as Executive Director. Prof. Mgone, who has been Executive Director for eight years, had decided to step down at the end of 2015 in...

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