Stephina D'souza

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Describes the Demograhic Surveillance System (DSS) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), initiated in 1963. The DSS consists of periodic censuses of the study population with intervening registration of vital events. The surveillance area currently consists of 159 villages, containing an estimated population(More)
Vital registration in Bangladesh is woefully inadequate both with regard to its coverage and accuracy. Several estimates of mortality levels have been made through a study of age structure of various censuses. However, data from the decennial censuseshave serious deficiencies with regard to age reporting and completeness of enumeration. Mortality analysis(More)
This paper represents a system to improve the performance of restaurants at the food courts in mall. The idea represented in the paper focuses on efficient design of system to save customer’s time and avoid the situation of long queues and billing hassle. The system explained in this paper uses wireless communication and mobile application technology to(More)
This article briefly reviews epidemiological and demographic measures used to assess preventable deaths in developing country situations. Problems with the use of the infant mortality rate (IMR) as a health-policy indicator are illustrated. The Matlab experience of rural Bangladesh is used to develop a new index for preventable infant and child deaths. This(More)
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