Understanding adolescent fertility trends through collaboration and capacity building

Policy Lesson
8 Jun 2016

Twenty-nine researchers from 18 African Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) sites gathered last month in Accra, Ghana for an adolescent fertility data analysis workshop. The workshop was organized by theINDEPTH Network, a global network of 49 HDSS field sites (38 of which are located in Africa), and a partner on the Evidence Project. The primary objective of the workshop was to enable comparative analyses of critical themes in adolescent fertility and contribute to a more nuanced understanding of emerging adolescent fertility levels and trends, through standardization of relevant data from across the sites. The workshop was also an opportunity to build HDSS sites’ capacity for reproductive health research and for research utilization.