• 13 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...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    Staff review progress and 2017 plans at retreat

    The INDEPTH Resource and Training Centre held its annual staff retreat on 16 December 2016 at Ampomaah Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The retreat was to review the activities of all the sections of the Network for 2016 as well as finalise the work plans for 2017. They also worked on issues raised at...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    INDEPTH ED receives SWISS TPH visitors

    Prof. Don de Savigny and Dr. Nicolas Maire from Swiss TPH in Switzerland and Dr. Nicolas Maire from Swiss TPH in Switzerland (second left and right respectively) visited the Accra Resource and Training Centre on 15 December 2016 for a meeting with the Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh (...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    World Malaria Report 2016: Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

    WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 has been released. The report reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children and preventive treatment for pregnant women has...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    Nairobi HDSS: Plan of Action to strengthen school health programs

    Recognizing that schools serve as a critical avenue to reach adolescents with health information and services, the Nairobi City County (NCC), with support from the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and Population Council, launched a Plan of Action to strengthen school...
  • 16 Dec 2016

    Navrongo HDSS: Partnership should lead to setting up of model health systems

    Traditional rulers and major stakeholders in health research in the Kassena-Nankana traditional area in Ghana's Upper East Region have been called upon to work towards the setting up of model health systems in the Kassena-Nankana districts with demand side bottlenecks reduced to the minimum...
  • 14 Dec 2016

    Council for medical sciences releases new ethical guidelines for health-related research

    The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) was established jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1949 as an international, nongovernmental, nonprofit organization and now...
  • 14 Dec 2016

    Africa Centre HDSS: Talking to your children about your HIV status helps them cope better

    New scientific research from South Africa strengthens international evidence that children whose parents have a life-threatening disease such as HIV can benefit from their parents communicating with them about their illness and possible death.