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 ...

Coexistence of overweight and anaemia during pregnancy

Mexico is experiencing an increasing burden of nutrition-related chronic diseases. This is also the case for pregnant women, who face both obesity problems and anaemia; some have a combination of the two challenges, i.e. a double burden of disease. T ...

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 ...

Accelerating the development of a malaria vaccine for Africa

Malaria remains an internationally leading cause of ill health and poverty. There is no efficacious vaccine available, and recent progress in malaria control is jeopardized by drug resistance, failing insecticides, and inadequate health infrastructur ... First-year report: The project has three main objectives: Objective 1 will be pursued by the two project PhD students. Jennifer Suurbaar will focus on the development of ICAM-1/EPCR-binding PfEMP1 as vaccine candidate as described in the projec ...

Optimizing Brazil Health Care with telemedicine (BRAHIT)

In BRAHIT we test in a pragmatic clinical trial, the hypothesis that a novel collaboration model across health sectors in Brazil can improve the quality of the management of patients with heart failure. Health resources are scarce in Brazil, po ...

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention in Tanzania

The natural history of Human papillomavirus (HPV) in sub-Saharan Africa is not yet fully understood and information about how HIV together with other risk factors interacts with HPV acquisition and HPV persistence/clearance is warranted. Additionall ... Midterm report 2017: 4063 women were recruited at ORCI and KCMC. Questionnaire interviews as well as collection of cervical samples for care HPV testing, ThinPrep and VIA was done. 75.0% (n = 3039) of recruited women were seen during 1st foll ...

Mental Health in Post-Conflict Colombia – Ways Ahead

After the recent peace agreement in Colombia between FARC and the government, the authorities are facing the huge challenge of rebuilding communities, public services and peaceful coexistence, particularly in the areas most severely marked by the ar ... First-year report: The partners have agreed on the conceptual model directing the research, and also in which regions of Colombia the study and pilot-interventions will take place (in the departments of Bolívar, Cauca, Meta, Tolima and Putuma ...
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