Annual Report 2006

The year 2006 marked an important milestone in the history of the network. The award to INDEPTH by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the malaria clinical trials alliance (MCTA) grant early in 2006, heralded an important transition in the business of the network. It meant a widened portfolio and thus more demands on the Secretariat The network has continued to engage in its quest to document answers to the multitude of diseases afflicting people in the developing world. We published the first in the series of diseases that lead to most deaths in the areas in which we work, with promising work also unfolding in the area of non-communicable diseases, especially in the Asian sites. The network has also made great strides in the areas of adult health, migration and urbanization and how they impact on household dynamics.