• 24 Mar 2017

    Community readiness for adopting mHealth in rural Bangladesh

    There are increasing numbers of mHealth initiatives in middle and low income countries aimed at improving health outcomes. Bangladesh is no exception with more than 20 mobile health (mHealth) initiatives in place. A recent study in...
  • 20 Mar 2017

    INDEPTH Board elects Prof Tumani Corrah as new Chair

    The INDEPTH Network Board of Trustees meeting in Dubai on 15 March 2017 elected Prof. Tumani Corrah as the Board Chair. He takes over from Prof. Peter Byass who acted interim Board Chair from November 2016 after Prof. Marcel Tanner stepped down during INDEPTH 2016 Annual General Meeting in Kampala...
  • 10 Mar 2017

    African NCD data group meet in Nairobi

    A four day inaugural workshop of the African Non-Communicable Disease Longitudinal Data Alliance (ANDLA) is underway in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the African Population Health Research Centre and Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit.
  • 10 Mar 2017

    Joint WHO/TDR -INDEPTH planning workshop held in Hanoi

    The picture shows participants of Joint INDEPTH-WHO/TDR planning workshop on Health Systems Implementation Research (IR) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 3 Mar 2017

    Kersa HDSS: Medical waste collectors in Eastern Ethiopia exposed to injury and body fluids contamination

    Health facilities generate different types of wastes which are characterized as hazardous, most of which are toxic, harmful, carcinogenic and infectious. Waste collectors face massive exposure to hazardous wastes and occupational accidents as a result of manual handling of healthcare waste...
  • 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...