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Kenya - Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System


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

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.