University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Antropology

Emerging Epidemics: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso

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

Research project 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 ...
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The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE)

Research project This project begins from the assumption that to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), intimate partner violence (IPV) must be addressed. Research shows that violence against women is associated with significant SRH problems and t ... Project Completion Report: In Tanzania and Vietnam, all data collection has been carried out according to plan. The PAVE project data sets include detailed epidemiological information about pregnant women’s exposure to intimate partner violen ...
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Fragile futures: Rural lives in times of conflict

Research project The West African region receives increased international attention due to its fragile security situation. Conflicts in neighbouring countries now also threaten the peace and stability in Burkina Faso. Recently, security issues have emerged in the no ... Project completion report: ’Fragile Futures: Rural Lives in Times of Conflict’, is a five-year collaborative project between the University of Ouagadougou, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) and the University of Copenhagen. ...
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Internet access and use in rural Tanzania

Master thesis Abstract: Ensuring access to the internet for individuals in all parts of the world has been an important priority for country governments and development institutions in decades. The reason is that individuals on the wrong side of the so-calle ...
Period: 2016-07-7 to 2016-08-8 Countries: Tanzania Lead institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Antropology Grant recipient: Emil Ravnsbjerg Damholt Project code: A29928 Total grant: 18,000 DKK
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Smallholders’ Narratives of Land Conflict – In the Context of Large-Scale Investments

Master thesis Abstract: Attracting large-scale investment is an integral part of Tanzania’s current land development policies, of which the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is the latest initiative. This study questions the SAG ...
Period: 2016-04-5 to 2016-05-18 Countries: Tanzania Lead institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Antropology Grant recipient: Eva Juliane Buchhave and Cecilie Bro Tellefsen Project code: A29480 Total grant: 40,000 DKK
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Military Lives and Livelihoods – Morality, Gender and Militarization in northern Uganda

Research project The project is an investigation into the lives, futures, and military livelihood strategies of a generation of war-affected youth in Acholiland on the Uganda/Sudan border. Due to ongoing peace talks in the wake of 20-year long conflict between the U ... Project Completion Report: The research sheds light on processes of state becoming and political subjectivity in northem Uganda, an area recovering after decades of devastating war and a historically antagonistic relationship between the stat ...
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Medicines for Life: Living with Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda

Research project The overall purpose of this Ph.D. study is to illuminate and analyse clients' and providers' experiences with distribution and access of ART over time so as to improve the quality and sustainability of programmes of care and prevention. It b ... Project Completion Report: The focus of the Ph.D. thesis is how the efforts to access and live with lifelong treatment made by people with different social and economic resources, are recognized, supported, and hindered by the various care prog ...
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