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Largest ever dataset on individual deaths in Africa & SE Asia reveals changing health of developing world

An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia - including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality - is revealed today (29th Oct 2014) by the publication of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths recorded on-the-ground.

More than 110,000 individual deaths and their causes across 13 countries including India, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh and Vietnam are part of the new INDEPTH dataset. The data, collected by hundreds of researchers over two decades, are the first meaningful community-based information about cause of death in countries where individual deaths are not recorded automatically by national governments. Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), KEMHRC Pune is part of this work since 2003 and since then is monitoring the population for demographic events in 22 villages from Shirur and Haveli block.

The INDEPTH Network is one of the few international population health agencies based in the global South. VRHP is one of the very active member centres of INDEPTH Network. The INDEPTH cause of death findings are published in a special issue of the journal Global Health Action, which is fully open access. There are six multisite papers dealing with specific causes of death: HIV/AIDS, malaria, pregnancy-related, external causes (including accidental death and suicide), adult non-communicable diseases and childhood illness. Other papers describe methods, and many sites have contributed papers with local details.

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Dr. Ganguly Visit :

Dr. N. K. Ganguly former Director General of ICMR and Chairperson of Scientific Advisory Committee of KEMHRC visited Vadu on 05th Jan 2015.

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Vadu Rural Health Program – Walk for hygiene and health
Vadu Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) have completed 10 years and to mark the occasion, Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), KEM Hospital Research Centre, has organised a walk. This event aims to create awareness about health and hygiene. VRHP has served 22 and more villages near Vadu since last four decades. The mission of VRHP is to provide evidence based, sustainable and rational health care solutions for the rural population using globally relevant community-based ethical research. Vadu HDSS is supporting this mission by surveying nearly 35000 households in these 22 villages every 6 months. VRHP has always been on forefront of health issues and have worked in related area since inception. First demographic round of Vadu HDSS was initiated in August 2002. Recently, it has conducted 21st round of demographic surveillance. To mark this occasion a walk to create awareness on health and hygiene is organized on 9th January 2013. The walk will commence from Koregaon Bhima at 8:30 am and will conclude at the Sambhaji Maharaj memorial Vadu.



SAC commends VRHP Work
Scientific advisory Committee- KEMHRC, Pune acclaimed Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), KEMHRC, Pune of doing commendable work in community based research. The committee comprises of eminent scientists- Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Dr. A.S.Nanivadekar, Dr. Ranjeet Roy Chaudhary, Prof. R.K. Mutatkar, Dr. Usha Krishnan, Dr. F.F. Wadia and Dr. K.J. Coyaji. Dr. V.S. Padbidri is secretary of the committee. Overall information on studies conducted at Vadu was given by Dr. Sanjay Juvekar, Officer in charge, VRHP followed by Dr. A.S. Kawade who informed about Typhoid Vaccine trails; Hanif Shaikh presented on the Rota Virus Vaccine trail; Pallavi Lele presented the analysis conducted on the data of Influenza disease burden study; Dr. Ankita Shrivastava presented the preliminary analysis of Ayurgenomics study and Veena Muralidharan informed on the indoor air pollution and related studies conducted at Vadu. All presentations were concluded by Dr. Juvekar who was appreciated by SAC members for excellent growth chart of VRHP. Dr. Ganguly, Chairman of the committee referred VRHP as goldmine for disease burden data and also mentioned that VRHP could coordinate large community based studies like Vaccine trails in India. Dr. Mutatkar mentioned VRHP having impact on global networks like INDEPTH and appreciated the presence of VRHP at global level. Other comments suggested that VRHP could provide good public health management for other sites in India and thus becoming primary players in community based studies in India.



Workshop on 'Detailed objective Phenotyping' under csir-trisutra
Vadu Rural Health Program has organized a 7 day (16th -22ndMarch) workshop with support from IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology), New Delhi who is the pioneer in Ayurgenomics study. Read More



CIDP Workshop
'Clinical Investigator Development Program' (CIDP) workshop was organized by KEMHRC, Pune and VRHP with the support from CDSA, PATH and OWH from 17th June 2013 to 20th June 2013.



Inauguration of INDEPTHStats
The 1st of July 2013 was a vital day for both KEM Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC) and VRHP. The Two websites namely the INDEPTHStats and INDEPTH Data Repository were launched in the auditorium of KEM hospital research centre by Dr K J Coyaji, Medical Director, KEM Hospital.


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