• 10 Feb 2017

    With Hans Rosling’s death, INDEPTH has lost a close friend

    Hans believed that with the right facts, people would make the right decisions. An article in December 2016 issue of the international weekly journal of science, Nature, "Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind" starts like this: Hans Rosling knew never to flee from men wielding...
  • 3 Feb 2017

    Integrating community-based verbal autopsy into civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS)

    Reliable and representative cause of death (COD) statistics are essential to inform public health policy, respond to emerging health needs, and document progress towards Sustainable Development Goals. However, less than one-third of deaths worldwide are assigned a cause. Civil registration...
  • 2 Feb 2017

    Could drug resistant malaria be on the rise in Africa?

    Following four recent resistant cases, a team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says though it is too early to panic, things could suddenly get worse and is demanding an urgent appraisal of drug-resistance levels in Africa.
  • 2 Feb 2017

    Five keys to improving research costing in low- and middle- income countries

    Research institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are critical to the pursuit of country-led research agendas. It is essential that these institutions both develop and maintain their research environments to sustain high-quality research. Access to adequate funding is clearly...
  • 27 Jan 2017

    The Lancet at INDEPTH

    This week the INDEPTH Resource and Training Centre had a special visitor. On 24 January 2017 Dr. Jocalyn Clark, the Executive Editor of a top medical journal, The Lancet, visited INDEPTH offices in Accra, Ghana,  and was met by the Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh and other staff. Dr....
  • 24 Jan 2017

    Iganga Mayuge HDSS and  drug regulatory authority  in pharmacovigilance study

    The Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) which is managed by Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP) has partnered with the Uganda National Drug Authority (NDA) to implement a community dialogue and sensitization campaign to improve...
  • 20 Jan 2017

    INDEPTH hosts UNFPA- NIDI project official

    On 16 January 2016 Dr. Erik Beekink (pictured) from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague visited the Resource and Training Centre (iRTC) in Accra for consultations on possible INDEPTH involvement in a family planning project.
  • 20 Jan 2017

    CHILILAB HDSS: Health insurance drop-out among adult population

    The coverage of health insurance as measured by enrollment rates has increased significantly in Vietnam. However, maintaining health insurance to the some groups such as the farmer, the borderline poor and informal workers, etc. has been very challenging. This study examines the situation of health...