Case Study: Health Demographic Surveillance System Mapping Experience and Mapping in Manyatta, Kenya
September 6, 2023
The CHAMPS team in Kenya has published a new case study on the integrated Health and Demographic Surveillance system (HDSS) in Manyatta, Kenya, an informal settlement area within Kisumu County, Western Kenya. This project was a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the CDC, and the Kenya Ministry of Health. The platform collects information for the purposes of research and health program evaluation. These data were initially collected for Kenya CHAMPS and the Kisumu County Department of Health but are now utilized by other local partners with similar objectives.
The HDSS aims to provide general demographic and health information for the population within the study area, including population size, age and sex composition, pregnancies, births, deaths, and migration. With routine data collection over time, the Manyatta HDSS could also provide insight into specific diseases such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and other respiratory diseases, diarrheal diseases, and schistosomiasis and disease-specific interventions.
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Authors: Thomas Misore, Janet Agaya, Richard Omore, Aggrey Igunza, Maurice Ombok, Kyu Han Lee, Dickens Onyango, Victor Akelo