• 27 Feb 2017

    Dr. Muluemebet Abera joins INDEPTH Board

    Members of the INDEPTH Board of Trustees have voted to admit Dr. Muluemebet Abera, the Centre Leader for Gilgel Gibe Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), an INDEPTH member centre in Ethiopia, to the Board. The candidature for the Board vacancy included three other centre leaders...
  • 24 Feb 2017

    Cardiometabolic risk in a population of older adults with multiple co-morbidities in rural South Africa

    A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), and its risk factors. The long-term interactions between HIV infection,...
  • 24 Feb 2017

    Chakaria HDSS:Unlocking community capability through promotion of self-help for health

    People’s participation in health, enshrined in the 1978 Alma Ata declaration, seeks to tap into community capability for better health and empowerment. One mechanism to promote participation in health is through participatory action research (PAR) methods. Beginning in 1994, the Bangladeshi...
  • 17 Feb 2017

    BMBF African research funding initiative launched

    INDEPTH Network was represented at the launch of research networks for health innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 14-15 February 2017 and attended by over 150 delegates.
  • 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...