Hyder, Adnan

Public Health - International Health

Innovations in measuring injury and disability in low income countries: use of a demographic surveillance system in Uganda

The measurement of injury and disability in low-income countries is recognized as a major gap in health information systems, especially in Africa. The Iganga and Mayuge Demographic Surveillance System (IM-DSS) provides a unique opportunity to evaluate innovations in assessing the burden of injury and disability in Uganda and develop population-based data to inform national health policies. This study analyzed existing data from the IM-DSS and formulated new approaches to measuring the injury and disability health burden.  The specific objectives of this project were:  1) to conduct a burden of premature mortality analysis from injuries on the initial rounds of the IM-DSS, 2) to explore non-fatal injury and disability outcomes using existing data from the IM-DSS, and 3) to develop a module for injury and disability measurement for integration into the IM-DSS which could be piloted and later integrated into other DSS projects around the world.

David Bishai; George Pariyo (Makerere Universitiy); Stephen Wegener (JHU SOM)

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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