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The Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System, housed within the Epidemiology and Demography Department of the KEMRI Kilifi Wellcome Trust Research Programme, celebrated two decades of its existence. The event was an opportunity for the team to reflect on its values, strengths and connect with the future.

Group photo of the 20th anniversary of Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System

The event was attended by current and past staffs, former Epidemiology and Demography Department (EDD) department manager, representatives from scientific and operation departments, Civil Registration Services, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, local administration, Kilifi Department of Health and KEMRI community representatives.

The celebration constituted both presentations and speeches. The presentations covered field data collection, mapping, types of data collected, applications used to collect and storage of the data, data outputs and utilization of the Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KHDSS) platform and its outputs over the 20 years of its existence. The keynote speeches were given by Head of EDD, two KHDSS Principal Investigators and the Executive Programme Director.

Read the blog on the KWTRP website