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  • 6 Aug 2016

    INDEPTH strategic planning meeting ends in Johannesburg

    The Head of Wits University School of Public Health Prof Laetitia Rispel (centre) poses for a photograph with INDEPTH Working Groups, Strategic Groups and Project Leaders; some INDEPTH SAC members, INDEPTH Executive Director and Secretariat staff; Wits University and Agincourt HDSS staff, and...
  • 5 Aug 2016

    Kilifi HDSS goes paperless…

    For over ten years the Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System,the largest in Africa, has been collecting routine surveillance data using paper-based systems. Spanning over 891 km2 and covering a population of 280,000 inhabitants(December 2015), the Kilifi Health Demographic Surveillance...
  • 29 Jul 2016

    Dr Abbas Bhuiya takes a bow after 37 years at icddr,b

    Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, a demographer and statistician by training, and founding site leader of Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System, has recently retired after 37 years of a very accomplished career at Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). Dr. Bhuiya...
  • 23 Jul 2016

    Interactive Ebola map now available

    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) paper titled "Updates to the zoonotic niche map of Ebola virus disease in Africa" has been published in eLife.  In addition to the paper, the team now has its first interactive online visualization tool on the IHME website. The visualization...
  • 22 Jul 2016

    #AIDS2016: Cutting-edge study to help young women

    As young women continue to bear the brunt of new HIV infections, it can’t be business as usual when it comes to HIV prevention. This is the thinking behind the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Africa Centre for Population Health research which is seeking to incentivise men for testing and initiation...
  • 22 Jul 2016

    icddr,b studies contribute to global dengue control and prevention efforts

    icddr,b scientists are participating in an eight-country study aiming to identify simple methods to spot dengue infections, which are hard to diagnose from clinical symptoms alone and can be fatal if diagnosed too late. The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,...
  • 19 Jul 2016
  • 18 Jul 2016

    Vaccines against tuberculosis and smallpox may reduce overall mortality

    What if we affected health negatively when we phased out the two vaccines against smallpox and tuberculosis in the 1970s and 1980s in Denmark? Studies on non-specific effects of vaccines indicate that such live attenuated vaccines may reduce morbidity and mortality – not related to the...

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