• 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...
  • 17 Jan 2017

    INDEPTH ED visits top Swiss institutions

    The INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh visited the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel, Switzerland on 13 January 2017 for a meeting with the director Prof. Jürg Utzinger. Since its founding in 1943, the Swiss TPH has become a world-renowned Institution...
  • 14 Jan 2017

    Matlab HDSS: Counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding duration by 60 days

    In Matlab, Bangladesh, over three thousand pregnant women received either focused breastfeeding counselling sessions or more general health promotion messages. Results revealed that focused counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding by 60 days compared to standard healthcare messages. This...
  • 13 Jan 2017

    Agincourt HDSS Practical guide for preparing HDSS data for analysis

    Sulaimon Afolabi has published a youtube video tutorial titled, “Practical Guide for Preparing
    Health & Demographic Surveillance System Data for Analysis using Stata”.  This is done with him having the the following study objectives in mind. That is, for the would-be...