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Kenya - Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System

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General Info
Geography 
Kenya (KEN)
Nairobi
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2002 - present
Series or system 
Demographic Surveillance System (DSS)
Data type
Demographic surveillance:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Verbal autospy
Summary 

The Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS) was established in 2002, covering two slum communities within the city, Korogocho and Viwandani. For select households, the system records pregnancies, births, deaths, morbidity, migration, vaccination status, and demographic information. NUHDSS is a member of the INDEPTH network and it utilizes verbal autopsy instruments.

Citation
Suggested citation 
African Population and Health Research Center, INDEPTH. Kenya - Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System.