iSHARE2 1stTraining Workshop

iSHARE2 1st Training workshop was conducted successfully in Pune, India from 19th - 25th January 2013. The objective of the workshop was to strengthen and maintain the skills, procedures and infrastructure to share quality longitudinal datasets of public health importance. Nine centres participated in the workshop out of which six could share their datasets on the repository till now.

iSHARE2 2ndTraining Workshop

iSHARE2 2nd Training workshop was conducted successfully in Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies, Mtubatuba, South Africa from 18th - 25th October 2013. Six centres participated in the workshop with the same objective as of 1st workshop. Centres were given a detailed knowledge for installing, configuring, maintaining and working with the different components of CiB so that they would be able manage the entire life-cycle of research data management at their respective centre's HDSS data.

iSHARE2 3rdTraining Workshop

iSHARE2 3rd Training workshop was conducted successfully in Dubai, UAE from 28th Feb - 7th March 2014. Seven centres participated in the workshop and were given a detailed knowledge for installing, configuring, maintaining and working with the different components of CiB so that they would be able manage the entire life-cycle of research data management at their respective centre's HDSS data.

Africa Centre HDSS, South Africa

The service facility survey catalog provides access to data along with accompanying survey documents from facility level surveys conducted by the World Bank. Service delivery surveys are tools to measure the effectiveness of basic services such as education, health, and water and sanitation...The Africa Centre Demographic Information System (ACDIS) started data collection in January 2000. Read More »

Vadu HDSS, India

We independently track vital events including births,deaths, causes of death, migrations and marriages and serves to monitor trends in fertility and mortality inter alia over time. The word "Demographic Surveillance" means to keep close track of the population dynamics. Vadu HDSS deals with keeping track of health issues and demographic changes in Vadu rural health program (VRHP) area. It is one of the most promising projects of National relevance that aims at establishing a quasi-experimental intervention research setting with objectives. Read More »

Agincourt HDSS, South Africa

The Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS), located in rural northeast South Africa close to the Mozambique border, was established in 1992 to support district health systems development led by the post-apartheid ministry of health. The HDSS (90 000 people), based on an annual update of resident status and vital events, now supports multiple investigations into the causes and consequences of complex health, population and social transitions. Read More »

Chililab HDSS, Vietnam

CHILILAB DSS is a field laboratory attached to the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam. It is located in Chi Linh district of Hai Duong province in the northern part of Vietnam and is about 60 km northeast of Hanoi. The population base for this surveillance system is approximately 56,000 inhabitants who live in 3 townships and 4 communes across a land area of 137.5 square kilometers which are under rapid process of urbanization. Adolescents and young adults aged between 15-24 years account for approximately 20% of the total district population.

Magu HDSS, Tanzania

Magu HDSS was established in April, 1994 by the Tanzania-Netherlands Support Program on HIV/AIDS Control (TANESA) as one the components of the Kisesa Open Cohort Study. Other research components under the cohort include Epidemiological sero-surveys, Antenatal Clinic Surveillance and other specialized studies. In addition, since late 1995 several community interventions were introduced to promote safer sexual behavior.

Nairobi HDSS, Kenya

APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research. Read More »

Central Data Catalog

The Central Data Catalog is a portal for all surveys and datasets held in catalogs maintained by the INDEPTH Network and a number of contributing external catalogs.

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Displays yearly health and demographic indicators calculated from INDEPTH Data Repository; for researchers, government officials and policymakers. Read More...

As of April 24, 2014 the Library contains
7 surveys
3,160 citations
539 variables


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