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Title: Profile: Manhiça Health Research Centre (Manhiça HDSS)
Authors: Sacoor, Charfudin
Nhacolo, Ariel
Nhalungo, Delino
Aponte, John J.
Bassat, Quique
Augusto, Orvalho
Mandomando, Inácio
Sacarlal, Jahit
Lauchande, Natu
Sigaúque, Betuel
Alonso, Pedro L.
Macete, Eusébio
Keywords: Rural Southern Mozambique
Cause of death
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Sacoor C, Nhacolo A, Nhalungo D, Aponte JJ, Bassat Q, Augusto O, Mandomando I, Sacarlal J, Lauchande N, Sigaúque B, Alonso P, Macete E, Munguambe K, Guinovart C, Aide P, Menendez C, Acácio S, Quelhas D, Sevene E, Nhampossa T. Profile: Manhiça Health Research Centre (Manhiça HDSS). Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct;42(5):1309-18. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyt148. PMID: 24159076
Abstract: The Manhiça Health Research Centre, established in 1996 in a rural area of southern Mozambique, currently follows around 92 000 individuals living in approximately 20 000 enumerated and geo-pos- itioned households. Its main strength is the possibility of linking demographic data and clinical data to promote and conduct bio- medical research in priority health areas. Socio-demographic data are updated twice a year and clinical data are collected on a daily basis. The data collected in Manhiça HDSS comprises household and individual characteristics, household socio-economic assets, vital data, migration, individual health history and cause of death, among others. Studies conducted in this HDSS contributed to guide the health authorities and decision-making bodies to define or adjust health policies such as the introduction of Mozambique’s expanded programme of immunization with differ- ent vaccines (Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcus) or the development of the concept of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Infants (IPTi) that led to the World Health Organization recom- mendation of this method as best practice for the control of malaria among infants. Manhiça’s data can be accessed through a formal request to Diana Quelhas ( accompa- nied by a proposal that will be analysed by the Manhiça HDSS internal scientific and ethics committees.
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