Health

Building resilience to climate-sensitive mosquito-borne viral diseases: preventing hospital-acquired infections and their epidemic spread through integrated mosquito control and sentinel surveillance in Zanzibar hospitals

Research project Hospitals can be hotspots for the initiation and spread of infectious disease outbreaks. However, in tropical areas more research is needed to identify and pilot sustainable interventions to minimize the risk of hospital-transmission and epidemic spr ...
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Mitigating climate changes on health in Burkina Faso

Research project Due to climate changes, Burkina Faso (BF) has experienced a continual decrease in annual rainfall during the last decades causing food scarcity across the country. To mitigate this, the BF government has established agricultural production and growth ... First year report: The official starting date was 01 April 2021. All partnership agreements were signed by then and introductory on-line meetings were conducted from January to April 2021. A “Teams” platform was established for all partners for ea ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2026-03-31 Countries: Burkina Faso Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso Nazi Boni University (NBU), Burkina Faso Project code: 20-01-KU Total grant: 11,999,699 DKK
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Decentralised sequencing for infectious disease surveillance

Research project Climate change is estimated to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, a significant proportion of which will be due to diarrhoeal diseases and infections caused by pathogens transmitted by climate-sensitive vectors affected b ... First year report: 16th April 2021 in Dodoma: Project kickoff meeting attended by all project partners and the NIMR director general. 14th Sept 2021 in Dodoma: Consultative and planning meeting attended by medical officers in charge from 5 partic ...
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Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam (VALID): Phase II – Gestational Diabetes 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 ...
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Developing Ghana’s care economy: case and potential

Research project Unpaid provision, mainly by women, of early childcare and long-term care (LTC) of frail older people within their families is globally a major driver of gender inequality. The time poverty and negative health impacts associated with unpaid care prov ... First year report Many well-qualified candidates (34) responded to the open call for the position as PhD students. After a thorough selection process we recruited four candidates with background in psychology, public health, development economics ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 19-06-AU Total grant: 10,295,438 DKK
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Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea

Research project Global climate change will impact human health in various ways, including increasing the occurrence of waterborne enteric diseases such as diarrhoea, especially in poor and vulnerable communities that have low adaptive capacity. The relationship betw ... First year report: The Project seeks to: •Understand how climatic and non-climatic determinants of diarrhoea impact transmission. •Assess community and local governance systems that address climate related extreme events and disease outbreaks. ...
Period: 2020-03-2 to 2025-03-3 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark People´s Dialogue on Human Settlements (PD), Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana Project code: 19-10-GHA Total grant: 11,969,990 DKK
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Predicting the next epidemic: DHIS2-based risk modeling

Research project Unexpected onset of large-scale epidemics caused by climate-sensitive vector-borne diseases (VBDs) present a growing risk to human health and societal stability throughout the world. The situation is especially critical in LMICs as health systems str ... First year report The official staring date of the project was delayed to June 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic. All partnership agreements were signed by June 2020 and the “Teams” platform was established for all partners for easy communication and ...
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Sustainable Leather Tanning Industry in Bangladesh: Integrating Lean and Institutional Logics into OHS Management (SusLeather)

Research project The leather industry is the second-largest export sector of Bangladesh. As for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) performance, the leather tanning industry is one of the most hazardous trades in many South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Indi ...
Period: 2022-02-15 to 2025-02-14 Countries: Bangladesh Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Bangladesh Project code: 21-M11-SDU Total grant: 4,999,999 DKK
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