Cohort Profile: The Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, Uganda (IMHDSS, Uganda)
Pariyo, George W
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The Iganga Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) was set up in 2004 to provide a platform for community-based epidemiological research and research training. Seed funding was provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) as part of the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Makerere University– Sweden bilateral research collaboration. The specific objectives at inception were to (i) register and monitor health and demographic events (births, deaths, migration) and dynamics in a population and serve as a resource of information for decision making, providing an environment for several community-based projects in single-/multi-disciplinary research and research training; (ii) provide unique, essential, household-level information individually tailored for policy, planning and research needs; (iii) provide a platform for training in applied field research and practical health, socioeconomic and demographic survey methods to students, staff and researchers; and (iv) provide a platform for high-quality household survey data for operational field trials that measures interventions including but not limited to, monitoring trends in communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), clinical and vaccine trials and other surveillance activities.
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