Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System

Group Leader
Evasius Bauni
Summary
Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KHDSS) is a population framework linked real-time with hospital morbidity surveillance and longitudinal community-based…

Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KHDSS) is a population framework linked real-time with hospital morbidity surveillance and longitudinal community-based cohort studies. It covers an area of 891km2 and a resident population of 260,000 (March 2011). It aims at defining rates of mortality, fertility and migration over time, evaluating the impact of health interventions of national public health importance, as well as, providing data for epidemiological studies of diseases of local importance.

Basic demographic data, ethnicity, household structure and location are collected for new structures/residents and updated for existing structures/residents every 3-4 months. The KHDSS is at the core of the Department 's specific research programme but it also provides the epidemiological context for studies across the Programme and is therefore also maintained as a service to the Programme as a whole. The KHDSS became a full member of the INDEPTH Network of demographic surveillance sites in 2005.

Data Access
Anonymous individual record level data are available to potential investigators on a collaborative basis, subject to ethical committee review, if appropriate. Proposals for new analyses or data use, including an analysis plan, need to be specified in a data request form which is considered and approved by the KHDSS management committee. 

Steps: 
1. Download form. Data Request Form 

2. Fill it out
3. Email to:  hdss_data@kemri-wellcome.org   




LIST OF STUDIES

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Principal Investigator
Aim of Study
Enumeration Rounds Descriptive Data Reports

Defining rates of mortality, fertility and migration over time, evaluating the impact of health interventions…