DHRCThe Dodowa Health and Demographic Surveillance System (DHDSS) is the core activity of the Dodowa Health Research Centre (DHRC). It collects data from whole communities over time in order to monitor new health threats, track population changes and also assess policy interventions. +read
DHRCThe Dodowa Health Research Centre (DHRC) was created in the early 1990s following agreements between the Government of Ghana and the British Oversees Development Agency (now DFID) to have an operation research satellite station. DHRC is located in Dodowa, the district capital of the Dangme West district (now Shai-Osudoku and Ningo-Prampram districts since July 2012) of the Greater Accra Region.
Since the centre was set up we have conducted many large scale and small scale studies, Clinical Trials, Epidemiological and Implementation Research Studies. We have been running a Health and Demographic Surveillance System ( HDSS) since 2005 and are a proud member of the INDEPTH Network.
DHRCin 2012, decided to move away from the paper based research tools (hard copies) and migrated all research tools into electronic version.
Some Studies that were recently conducted by the centre include the following:
INDEPTH EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY STUDIES – Monitoring effectiveness and safety of New antimalarial Drugs
IHTAS – INDEPTH Healthy Transition into Adulthood Study
EMBRACE – Ensure Mothers and Babies Regular Access to Care
COM RDT – Community Rapid Diagnostic Test
ILO – International Labour Organization ( Conditional Cash Transfer for poor pregnant women)
SUSA – Sustainable Sanitation Project Ghana.
MISSION: To be a center of excellence that provides international leadership in quality research to address health challenges and to produce evidence for health policy, planning and service delivery.
VISION: To conduct multidisciplinary research to address health priority areas with the aim to improve global health.
VALUES: Excellence, Accountability, Integrity, transparency, Empowerment, Responsibility and Teamwork. +read
The former Director of the Dodowa Health Research Centre, Prof Margaret Gyapong received the Heroine of Health award on Sunday 21st May 2017. She was one of the 12 emerging women leaders in global healthcare with the first ever ‘Heroine of Health’ honors.The Award was received in an organized gala which was part of the… View Article