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Ghana - Dodowa Health and Demographic Surveillance System


General Info
Ghana (GHA)
Greater Accra
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2005 - present
Series or system 
Demographic Surveillance System (DSS)
Data type
Demographic surveillance:
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Rural only
  • Verbal autopsy

The Dodowa Health and Demographic Surveillance System (DHDSS) was established in 2005. The DHDSS monitors the Dangme West District and it covers an area of 1,529 square kilometers. The system records pregnancies, births, deaths, migration and marriages of household members. Dodowa HDSS is a member of the INDEPTH network and it utilizes INDEPTH standardized verbal autopsy tools.