University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Public Health

Enabling best possible childbirth care in Tanzania

Project summary Unsafe care at birth is a human rights violation negatively impacting gender equality. Globally, 300,000 women and 5 million babies die annually around birth. With proper care, most would survive. Therefore, clinical guidelines p ...

Emerging Epidemics: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed how rapidly an infectious disease can spread within and across borders. The overall ambition of this project is to identify key elements for a ‘smart foresighting system’ for early detection of infectio ... First-year report: The project "EMERGING EPIDEMICS: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso" has a strong capacity building component. Three Burkinabe PhD students have been recruited through an open announcement process and all PhD students have ...

Halting the dual Tuberculosis & Diabetes Epidemic

Emergence of dual tuberculosis (TB)/diabetes mellitus (DM) epidemic threatens health and progress in sub-Saharan Africa. Interventions for these and other epidemics are managed in disease vertical programmes while various communicable and non-communi ... First-year report: Outputs: We have registred two PhD students and one post-doc. We have created materials for TB-DM course for front-line health care providers It’s a two package course - one for the mentors (standardised care package) and one ...

Environmental sustainability of hotels on Zanzibar

Tourism is one of world’s largest economic sectors, generating 9.8% of global GDP and 284 million jobs to the global economy in 2015. However, the sector has also been criticized for operating in an unsustainable manner, impacting natural resources a ... First-year report With the increased international and national attention to the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for future economy, environment, livelihoods and health, the implementation of the EnSuZa project is considered v ...

Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam

Global health is in transition: across the globe, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose urgent challenges to individuals, families and governments, hitting the world’s poor particularly hard. Due to their extensive human and economic costs, NCDs are ... First-year report The project’s immediate objectives are:
1.To generate new knowledge about the role of informal social support in everyday disease management among people with type 2 diabetes, thereby strengthening the basis for devel ...

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Ghana

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) comprise one of the most common, significant and preventable patient safety issue worldwide. The challenge of HCAIs in Ghana and other developing countries is estimated to be high but scarcely addressed. We p ... Midterm report 2018: Within the HAI-Ghana project framework, the first national multi-center point prevalence survey was published in 2018 and found an overall rate of hospital acquired infections at 8.2%. The survey further documented broad ...

Health and Antibiotics in Vietnamese Pig Production

Vietnam’s economy and population are growing rapidly. Production and consumption of animal products are increasing even faster. To manage pig diseases and increase meat production, farmers are turning to antibiotics and other antimicrobials, creatin ... First-year report: VIDA-PIG has established good working relations with pig farmers and key government authorities in Vietnam, including in Bac Ninh province. Most field work to collect data on pig health management practices and veterinary d ...

Mobility Grant project of Ms Alejandra de Jesús Cantoral-Preciado

In order to strengthen the on-going research of cardio-metabolic diseases in Mexico at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, relevant for primary health care in Mexico the project coordinator has identified a very strong candida ... 1) FFU proposal under 4. as given above was succesful, and the 3-year study is about to begin in the spring of 2020.
2) A 4-week medical course for UCPH medical students, ’International Study Exposure - Global Public Health’ has been mov ...
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