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Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) are longitudinal studies of dynamic cohorts living in geographically circumscribed areas. Developed conceptually in the 1960s, HDSS are important research infrastructures in countries where vital registration is weak. HDSS contributes longitudinal data on health and well-being of populations, with contextual and relational information to understand the impact of development, policies and community-based interventions on the day to day lives or real people.
UNU-IIGH with the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policy (APO) is convening a high-level networking meeting to explore the establishment of an HDSS Asia network to maintain and improve the relevance and accessibility of HDSS sites in the SEARO and WIPRO region.
The purpose of the HDSS Asia network would be:
• Capacity building in health systems research using HDSS
• Data harmonisation and development of models for data sharing
• Development of data collection, data management and data analysis best practice and protocols
• Network support for future HDSS in Asia
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