The Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KHDSS) housed within the Epidemiology and Demography Department (EDD) of the KEMRI Kilifi Wellcome Trust Research Programme celebrated two decades of its existence. The event was an opportunity for the KHDSS team to reflect on the KHDSS values, strengths and connect with the future.
The event was attended by current and past staffs, former EDD department manager, representatives from scientific and operation departments, Civil Registration Services, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, local administration, Kilifi Department of Health and KEMRI community representatives.
The celebration constituted both presentations and speeches. The presentations covered field data collection, mapping, types of data collected, applications used to collect and storage of the data, data outputs and utilization of the KHDSS platform and its outputs over the 20 years of its existence. The keynote speeches were given by Head of EDD, 2 KHDSS Principal Investigators and the Executive Programme Director.