Working Groups

Working Groups (WGs) are a critical vehicle through which the Network performs its scientific activities and addresses priority issues.

WGs focus on specific research topics or projects or programmes that have been identified as of priority interest, and on which a number of member centres work collaboratively. WG members are drawn from full and associate members of INDEPTH, the Secretariat and the Scientific Advisory Committee. Partnerships with leading scientists or institutions elsewhere are also possible.

Working Group leaders must be senior enough to serve as Principal Investigators for multi-centre projects. Hence applications to serve as a Working Group leader must be approved by the Executive Director and endorsed by the Board.

Working Group leaders who are full-time staff at HDSS centres must have the support of their Centre Leaders.

  • Vaccination & Child Survival In 2008-2009 the INDEPTH Network Working Group on Vaccination and Child Survival secured funding to conduct multi-site studies for a project entitled...
  • Environment & Health Global environmental change has significant implications for human health, particularly in low-income settings. National and local indicators are...
  • Sexual and reproductive health There have never been more adolescents (10-19y) in the world, and nearly 90% of them live in low and middle-income (LMICs). Major improvements in...
  • Social Science This group was launched in 2013 and aims to help scientists in HDSS centres with qualitative analysis. The first qualitative data analysis workshop...
  • Migration, Urbanisation & Health This group seeks to examine the relationship between migration, health and poverty at nine INDEPTH member HDSSs with the aim of contributing to an...
  • Maternal and Newborn Health The INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Working Group (MNWG) was formed in the late 2010 as an interest group. The group was incorporated as a...
  • Health Systems A consequence of the rapid, often complex changes taking place in patterns of disease and risk is a widening gap between population needs and the...
  • Antibiotic Resistance The overall aim of the project is to compare community-based antibiotic access and consumption practices across a range of low and middle-income...
  • Education The project seeks to use the unique position of the INDEPTH platform of health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSSs) in Africa and Asia to...
  • Adult Health & Aging Over the last decades, improvements in fighting infectious diseases have led to increases in the prevalence and importance of non-communicable...