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MUCHAP Annual report 2015-2016

We are pleased to share with you this annual report of Makerere University Center for Health & Population Research (MUCHAP) operating the Iganga-Mayuge Health & Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) for the year 2015-2016.

In this report, we present to you a brief profile of MUCHAP, the demographics of the IMHDSS population, progress made by the different key objectives, the top causes of death for the different age groups over time, the renewed research support grant from the Swedish International Development cooperation Agency (Sida) for period 2015/2020, MUCHAP Board of Directors, Profile of MUCHAP’s first Executive Director, research done, workshops and trainings, other activities in pictures, Support to Internship students, visitors received, some of the published papers and the financial statement.

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MUCHAP ANNUALREPORT 2014

The Management of the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) extends its profound gratitude to all the funders and collaborators for the work at IMHDSS over the years. Special mention is made of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Karolinska Institutet, University of Bergen, John Hopkins University, Makerere University researchers and INDEPTH Network.

Others include the Ministry of Health (MOH), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), host districts of Iganga and Mayuge, Iganga district hospital, In-Charges of all health facilities in the HDSS area, the district health Officers of Iganga and Mayuge, Community based births and deaths reporters (Scouts) and Village Health Team (VHTs) members.

Our special and sincere thanks also go to the local council leaders, sub-county and parish chiefs and the people resident in our area of operation in the two districts for supporting IMHDSS and cooperating with the field workers during the process of data collection and dissemination. The management of IMHDSS cannot forget its hardworking staff for their outstanding and immeasurable contribution to the success of the site during the past years.

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ANNUAL REPORT-2011

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to the Iganga/Mayuge Health & Demographic Surveillance Site 2011 annual progress report. A lot has been realized in the past 12 months and we must give credit to the entire body of management, staff, researchers who implement studies in the site, district partners and the community for working together.

We have had several significant events and in this report we describe to you duties of the departments/sections of the site, highlights of the visit by medical students from Sweden, community based exhibitions, one of the ways of strengthening HDSS/host districts partnership, staff scientific writing skills development, opportunity for internship training of undergraduate students, workshops and conferences, brief overview of studies implemented, publications, sports and leisure among other things.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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    TRAINING: ENAP training of data collectors in Iganga.

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    PILOTING: Piloting of ENAP - INDEPTH survey in Iganga.

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    GIS: GIS training of MUCHAP staff members.

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    Visitors: ENAP - INDEPTH team and a visitor from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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    Visitors: Injury and Disability Research Team from JHSPH.

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    Visitors: Research Ethics Committee from Mildmay Uganda.