Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS)
The Bandim Health Project's Health and Demographic Surveillance System is a routine surveillance data monitoring the health of mothers and children in Guinea-Bissau.
Bandim Health Project monitors survival and uptake of health interventions in Guinea-Bissau through two Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs). An Urban HDSS through which the population in approximately a third of the capital is followed and a rural HDSS following women and children in a nationally representative sample of villages all over the country.
Since 1990, Bandim Health Project has monitored the health and survival of women and children in 100 village clusters in the regions Oio, Biombo, Cacheu, Bafata, and Gabu.
In 2006 the surveillance was scaled up to cover the whole country in 182 village clusters and in 2015 further 40 village clusters were added.
Read more about the rural HDSS here.
Since 1978, Bandim Health Project has monitored the health and survival of the population of suburbs of the capital Bissau. Today the surveillance encompasses a population of 100,000 in Bandim, Belem, Mindara, and Cuntum.