To describe the evolution and current status of the Agincourt field site, Bushbuckridge, in South Africa's rural north-east Setting.
A defined subdistrict, with a population of some 60 000 people including Morambican refugees, in a former'homeland'area with substantial labour migration Approach.
Three phases are described : origins and establishment of the field site, a programme of health systems research underpinned by multi-round (prospective) demographic and health surveillance ; and contributions to the University of the North's Dikgale field site.
Comment, Knowledge of trends in population health (e.g. mortality) is important when shaping the skili base and organisational framework of a district health system.
There are valuable opportunities for collaborative research with field sites elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, and within South Africa itself.
This will be facilitated by a common data model.
A country-wide network of field sites, with surveillance capability, would complement the occasional national census and demographic and health survey, and strengthen South Africa's embryonic health information system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Site, Développement, Recherche, Expérimentation, Centre, Programme sanitaire, Evaluation, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Etude sur terrain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Site, Development, Research, Experimentation, Center, Sanitary program, Evaluation, Human, South Africa(Republic), Africa, Field study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0456509
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.