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  • 14 Dec 2016

    Kintampo HDSS: Riding a wave in developing countries: challenges and priorities for evidence based practice

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are one of the commonest birth defects. There was paucity of community-based data on occurrence of NTDs in India, especially from rural parts of the country. Against this background, the current study was carried out with main objectives to determine the prevalence of...
  • 2 Dec 2016

    Bandarban HDSS: World AIDS Day: icddr,b works to tackle HIV epidemic in Bangladesh

    icddr,b’s programme for HIV and AIDS has worked with multiple community-based groups to gain access to vulnerable populations at risk of HIV infection, and to provide them with high-quality sexual health and other services as well as with the Bangladesh government to generate strategic information...
  • 25 Nov 2016

    INDEPTH in The Lancet: The case for verbal autopsy in health systems strengthening

    The quest for robust, affordable, consistent methods for filling global health information gaps is familiar. But frequently the focus is on how the international community can extract population-based data, rather than how countries and communities can use robust methods to understand...
  • 25 Nov 2016

    INDEPTH ED speaks to stakeholders in Sierra Leone

    The Executive Director of INDEPTH Network, Prof Osman Sankoh, was at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he made a presentation on “The knots, bolts, joys and challenges of Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) field sites” to...
  • 25 Nov 2016

    From 2016 INDEPTH AGM: Accidents, HIV top killers in Uganda eastern region - study

     Road accidents, HIV/Aids and maternal and newborn-related diseases top the list of causes for premature deaths among people in eastern Uganda, before reaching the country life expectancy of 63 years.
  • 19 Nov 2016

    Successful AGM held in Kampala

    Over 80 delegates attended the opening of the 15th INDEPTH Network Annual General Meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, from 16-18 November 2016.These included INDEPTH Member Centre Leaders or their representatives; Uganda-based HDSSs; INDEPTH partners and collaborators;...
  • 19 Nov 2016

    AGM delegates visit Iganga Mayuge HDSS

    Iganga Mayuge HDSS located 120km from the Ugandan capital, Kampala on 18 November 2018 hosted some participants of the INDEPTH Annual General Meeting.  The tour included the HDSS premises, the district health office, Iganga general hospital and the famous Itamba falls on one of the...
  • 13 Nov 2016

    All set for INDEPTH AGM in Kampala

    Preparations for the INDEPTH Network 2016 Annual General Meeting are on final stages.  The important annual event will take place at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, from 16-18 November 2016.This is the overall forum for discussing organisational matters of the Network, electing...

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