Bandim HDSS, Guinea Bissau

Bandim Health Project covers rural and urban areas with an approximate population of 90,000 people in each area. Bandim health project conducts updates for pregnancies, births and deaths monthly in the urban area and once every six months in the rural area. Approximately every two years a complete re-census is conducted within the site.

Dabat HDSS, Ethiopia

This site is located in Gondar, Amhara regional state, northwest Ethiopia. The HDSS covers 13 Kebeles (villages) with about 16,016 households. Dabat has a population of 67,385 people and a sex ratio of 1:1.03 of male to female. It conducts update rounds twice a year and the records on births and deaths are updated monthly. Re-censuses for the area are conducted every seven years, although this is dependent on the routinely observed population dynamics.

Iganga-Mayuge HDSS, Uganda

Also known as Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP), this site is located in Eastern Uganda in the districts of Iganga and Mayuge. It is made up of 65 villages with an approximated total population of 83,000 people. A village comprises about 250 households. The total surveillance area for this HDSS is approximately 155 square kilometers. The site conducts two update censuses per year. Each round lasts for a period of about four months. During the re-census, records on births, deaths and migration are updated.

Kintampo HDSS, Ghana

Also known as the Kintampo Health Research Center, this site is located in Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. It covers an area of approximately 7,162 square kilometers. It has an estimated population of 152,519 people. The HDSS conducts two update rounds a year for all indicators including births and deaths.

Matlab HDSS, Bangladesh

Situated in Matlab Upazila (sub-district) in the Chandpur district in Bangladesh, this site is located 55km southeast of the capital, Dhaka. The site covers an area of about 184 square kilometers and comprises 142 villages. The site has an estimated population of 230,185 people The site conducts 6 rounds of routine data collection a year, two monthly update rounds for birth and deaths records, and a re-census of the area once every eight or more years.