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Information feedback to local communities of HDSS sites using infographics: the case of niakhar HDSS site

A research report submitted to the Faculty of Health Science in
partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of
Science (MSc) in Epidemiology - Research Data Management
June 2017 / Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) sites are institutions that primarily
collect periodic demographic and health related data within a defined geographical area. The
data are then analysed and the research findings are published in peer-reviewed journals
or presented at conferences and workshops. However, In some sites there are processes for
disseminating the research findings to the participating communities. The dissemination of
research findings using infographics can enable health care service providers and community
decision makers to make effective use and incorporate such findings into their strategies,
policies and planning to improve heath outcome of the population. In this project, we
have implemented a visualization web platform that can be used by researchers, community
decision makers and public health policy-makers to better identify trends associated with
the research findings. We implemented this platform on top of the core HDSS dataset.
An Extract Transform and Load (ETL) process feeds processed data to our layer which
then provides the requisite utility tools for visualization. We have provided a framework
that allows other cohort studies that utilize the HDSS core dataset as baseline data to be
plugged in for additional infographics displays. We tested and prototyped our tool using
Niakhar HDSS Site core HDSS datasets. The project also provides some generic guidelines
that allow this tool to be used in other HDSS sites. / MT2017
Date January 2017
CreatorsDione, Djibril
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish

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