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  • 28 Oct 2016

    Researchers share experience on mental health

    The INDEPTH Network, with its dynamic health and demographic surveillance systems, can make a significant contribution to exploring mental health issues in multiple diverse rural and urban settings in low and middle income countries. In pursuance of this, INDEPTH organised a three days scoping...
  • 28 Oct 2016

    Factors influencing willingness to participate in new drug trial studies

    During the last decade, the number of clinical trials conducted in sub-Saharan Africa has increased significantly which has helped to address priority health problems in the region. Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) since it was established in 1989, has conducted several trial studies...
  • 28 Oct 2016

    Hanoi school of public health team attend training

    To provide competency-based training program for health managers, the Ministry of Health in Vietnam held a workshop to "Developing competency – based training program for health managers” in Hanoi. The objective of the workshop was to identify the essential tasks of health managers and to unify...
  • 28 Oct 2016

    INDEPTH ED talks about data sharing networks at Grand Challenges meet

    INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh was among over 1000 scientists from around the world who attended the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in London from 24-26 October 2016. Prof. Sankoh made a presentation "Building Cooperative Data Sharing Networks in LMICs: The Case of the INDEPTH...
  • 27 Oct 2016

    Study shows benefits of combined malaria and worms treatment

    Combined intermittent preventive treatment of malaria and deworming reduced prevalence of anaemia and improved sustained attention and recall in schoolchildren. This is according to a new publication entitled Impact of combined intermittent preventive treatment of malaria and helminths on...
  • 27 Oct 2016

    Africa needs a fresh approach to ‘lifestyle’ diseases research

    Non-communicable diseases are often described as lifestyle diseases because they are associated with the excesses of an ageing or privileged population. Not any more. One would be hard pressed today to find someone who has not been touched in some way by these diseases.
  • 25 Oct 2016

    Highlights from the 2nd Uganda Maternal - Newborn Symposium

    The second Uganda Maternal and Newborn Symposium was held in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday 19 October 2016 under the theme “Maternal and newborn care in Uganda: High Impact innovations for scale up.” The Symposium was informed by Key note addresses, speeches, oral and poster...
  • 24 Oct 2016

    ABACUS Project releases first newsletter

    ABACUS is a project that assesses and compares community-based antibiotic access, consumption and the factors that underpin them in six countries in Africa and Asia, through the standardised sampling frame provided by the INDEPTH Network. Please see their first...

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