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INDEPTH Network @ 10 - Setting Health Priorities

BY REBECCA KWEI, GHANA

              Group photo of some of the paeticipants at the 10th anniversary & AGM

TEN  years  ago,  about  40  people,  including  scientists, researchers, funders gathered at White Sands Hotel, Dar- Tes Salaam, Tanzania a meeting that gave birth to INDEPTH Network.  The  Network  was  meant  to  be  an  independent international  organisation  that  would  provide  health,  social and  demographic  data  and  research  to  enable  developing countries set health priorities and policies, based on scientific evidence.

Ten years on the Network has grown beyond the imagination of  those  trail  blazers  who   were  in  Tanzania.  Currently,  the network  is  working  together  with  37  partner  community- based  health  and  demographic  surveillance  system  (HDSS) sites  in  19  countries  in  Africa,  Asia,  Central  America  and Oceania .

There  was  certainly  a  cause  for  jubilation  when INDEPTH Network and its partners  met again at the same venue for  their 8th  annual  general meeting (AGM)  place  at  Dar-es  Salaam,  Tanzania.  The  five day  meeting  was  an  opportunity  for  stock  taking and  strategizing  for  the  future  with  a  theme:    “INDEPTH  @  10:  From  knowledge  generation  to improved health policy and practice.”

Ten years in the life of any institution is no mean achievement and for INDEPTH Network, 10 years of working hard to bring reliable health information to bear on policy and planning in developing countries has been worthwhile.

“The meeting helped us to reflect on the work done in the past 10  years,  achievements  made,  lessons  learnt  and  general paradigm  shifts,  if  any.  There  is  need  to  review  our approaches,  capacities  and  networking,”  says  Dr  Osman  Sankoh, the Executive Director of Indepth Network.

Over the years, the network has researched and collected data in  many  countries  to  provide  a  better,  empirical understanding  of  health,  nutrition,  food  security  and  social issues, and to apply this understanding to alleviate the most severe development and social challenges.

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