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SANCD-ICDDR-B Collaborative project on chronic disease surveillance PDF Print

This project pilots the addition of a chronic disease module to the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases-Bangladesh’s (ICDDR,B) ongoing Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in MATLAB to collect prevalent and newly diagnosed chronic diseases (angina, myocardial infarction, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and injuries related to falls), as well as common lifestyle risk factors, medical and family histories, household-level factors, health expenditures, anthropometric and other physical measurements. Investigators will collect information from all members of the household, both children and adults, to study the consequences and health effects of major events, diseases and expenditures associated with the occurrence of chronic diseases in rural Bangladeshi households. It is currently being piloted for feasibility, translation and community acceptance. The pilot will also serve as a platform for similar household-based studies at Indian research sites of SANCD network partners.

Principal Investigator: Shah Ebrahim
Co – Principal Investigator: Dewam Alam
Project Duration: 2010 – 2012
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