University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of International Health Immunology and Microbiology

Combating Cholera Caused by Climate Change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Bg) is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world and is expected to be one of the worst affected by Climate Change (CC). Every year, extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and cyclones have devastating effects, also ... Midterm report 2016: The study has not found the connection between climate change and cholera and will most likely not do so.

But the C5 study has opened the cholera research field in a new direction by focusing on the househo ...

Whole Genome Based Diagnostics and Investigations of Infectious Diseases

The advancement of genome technologies holds great promise for improving the quality and speed of public health laboratory investigations, and for decreasing their cost. The latest genome DNA sequencers are now suitable for routine use in public hea ... Project completion report: The project had the following expected outcomes:

1. Education of 2 PhD-students in sequencing technology.

2. Implementation of the mo ...

Sustainable Latrine Services for the Urban Poor in Ghana (SUSA)

Ghana is in the midst of rapid, unplanned urbanization fuelled by migration caused by declining rural agricultural productivity, lack of employment opportunities and effects of climate change. Close to 50% of Ghana’s 23 million residents currently l ... Completion Report: At the time of application and approval of the SUSA project, “outcomes” were not articulated as part of a log frame etc.

Objective 1: To conduct a project needs assessment and conduct training sessions.

A cross sectional study on Blood Pressure level among Non-pregnant Tanzanian Women in the Child-bearing Age

Abstract: Problem : The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising fast worldwide following urbanization with changing lifestyle, growing economies and ageing. The phenomena particularly hit low and middle-income (LMIC) countries ...
2014-04-14 to 2014-09-30
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University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of International Health Immunology and Microbiology, Total grant: 20,000 DKK

Wired mothers – use of mobile phones to improve maternal and neonatal health in Zanzibar

The study aims to examine the beneficial impact of use of mobile phones for health care on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and to seek innovative ways to ensure access to skilled attendance at delivery through an intervention called “ ... Project Completion Report: Applying mobile phones in healthcare is increasingly prioritized to strengthen healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. We evaluated the association between a mobile phone intervention and use of essential maternal ...

Safety and efficacy of antimalarial therapy in children with HIV and sickle cell disease:data to aid policy formulation in Ghana

HIV infection (HIV) and sickle cell disease (SCD) are widespread chronic diseases in Africa, and there is major risk of co-infection of these diseases with malaria, particularly in children. Both HIV and SCD may aggravate malaria, and anti-malarial ... Project Completion Report: There is little information on the contribution of malaria to the morbidity experienced by children with HIV infection or sickle cell disease (SCD), two major diseases of public health importance in malaria-endemic ...

Primary and secondary prevention of cervical cancer in Tanzania

Accounting for more than 50% of all new female cancer cases, cervical cancer is the most common malignancy in Tanzania. Many of these cancer cases could be avoided through primary (vaccination) or secondary prevention (screening). When it comes to p ...

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Continuum of Care: Experiences of Cambodian Mothers in Kampot and Preah Vihear

Abstract Background : Cambodia suffers from high maternal and under-five mortality. Meeting Millennium Development Goals four and five, to reduce child mortality and to improve maternal health, relies heavily on a successful continuum of care ...
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