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Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title:  International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 2014

The Nahuche Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) study site, established in 2009 with 137, 823 individuals is located in Zamfara State, north western Nigeria. North-West Nigeria is a region with one of the worst maternal and child health indicators in Nigeria. For example, the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Global Health Action
Publication Date: 2014

This paper describes the steps needed to establish a population health surveillance site in order to share the lessons learned from our experience launching the Nahuche Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in a relatively isolated, rural district in Zamfara, northern Nigeria, where strict Muslim observance of gender separation and... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the first of three technical briefs on the theme of evidence for action, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on the Nahuche health and demographic surveillance system.  The key messages are: Accurate health data is crucial for making the right decisions on... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title:  Tropical Doctor
Publication Date: 2012

The aim of this study was to estimate: (1) the lifetime risk (LTR) of maternal death; and (2) the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the Zamfara State of northern Nigeria. Data from the Nahuche Health and Demographic Surveillance System were utilized using the ‘sisterhood method’ for estimating maternal mortality. Female... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health
Publication Date: 2011

In 2009, the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN) Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Programme, in collaboration with the Zamfara State Ministry of Health, launched the Nahuche Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in a rural north Nigerian setting. Located in Bungudu Local Government Area in... Read more