APHRC’S Researchers Contribute to Largest Ever Dataset on Individual Deaths in Africa and South East Asia
APHRC researchers, including past EASST visiting fellow Samuel Oti, have published several papers in a special issue of the journal ‘Global Health Action’, which features cause-specific mortality and verbal autopsy data recorded via the INDEPTH network. The publicly accessible INDEPTH dataset includes more than 110,000 individual deaths and their causes across 13 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and serves as the first meaningful community-based information about cause of death in countries where individual deaths are not recorded automatically by national governments. Sam Oti has contributed to two of the featured papers, including “Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System Sites”, and “Trends in non-communicable disease mortality among adult residents in Nairobi’s slums, 2003-2011” applying InterVA-4 to verbal autopsy data”.
Read the full press release here, and the original blog post from APHRC here.
In a recent World Bank blog post, researchers Martina Björkman Nyqvist and Jakob Svensson address the importance that information dissemination has on social service provisioning in developing countries.