The Lancet Global Health

The Lancet Global Health editorial cites INDEPTH’s data repository and INDEPTHStats as ‘the good’

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

The editor of The Lancet Global Health, Zoë Mullan, in The Lancet Global Health, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2013 states:

“Osman Sankoh and fellow INDEPTH Network colleagues announce a new freely accessible repository of Health and Demographic Surveillance System data generated by its member centres across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. This triumph of dedication, which currently holds data on around 800 000 individuals and more than 3·7 million person-years of observation, represents the first harmonised database of longitudinal population-based data from low-income and middle-income countries. The Network also launched INDEPTHStats, a publicly accessible source of summary statistics generated from the data repository. The INDEPTH team should be congratulated on this effort, which can only improve as more data are added and more centres sign up to the Network”. pg e55.

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