Approaches, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned in setting up an urban-based Health and Demographic Surveillance System in South Africa.
Background: Reliable civil registration and vital statistics (CRVSs) are essential for estimating mortality rates and population changes, and are critical for public health and socio-economic planning. CRVSs are largely incomplete in Africa, thus Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) fill gaps in CRVSs, albeit existing HDSSs in South Africa are in rural areas.
Author List: Adedini SA, Thaele D, Sello M, Mutevedzi P, Hywinya C, Ngwenya N, Myburgh N, Madhi SA.
Journal Name: Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1874138. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1874138. PMID: 33530879.