Larger strategic projects (prior to 2013)

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 th ... 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 violence ...
Period: 2012-12-31 to 2020-03-12 Countries: Tanzania Vietnam Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Hanoi Medical University (HMU), Vietnam University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Tanzania Project code: 12-006KU Total grant: 8,213,291 DKK
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Governing Transition in Northern Uganda: Trust and Land

Research project After decades of war and dislocation to IDP camps, people in Northern Uganda have now returned home. The transition is marred by a pervasive legacy of mistrust in institutions of governance, linked to camp experiences and conflict. This is particular ... Project completion report: Land disputes after the armed conflicts are of various kinds. Disputes between neighbours and kin are rampant in areas where people are resettling after displacement. Some of these tensions play out in relation to gene ...
Period: 2013-01-1 to 2020-01-13 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: Gulu University (GU), Uganda University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 12-056AU Total grant: 10,085,188 DKK
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Combating Cholera Caused by Climate Change in Bangladesh

Research project 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 i ... Project Completion Report C5 has identified a variety of new, known, and forgotten transmission routes of Vibrio cholerae and E.coli, such as kitchen utensils, fish, flies, fomites, boiled drinking water, and person-to-person transmission. Toget ...
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Whole Genome Based Diagnostics and Investigations of Infectious Diseases

Research project 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 heal ... Project completion report: The project had the following expected outcomes: 1. Education of 2 PhD-students in sequencing technology. BOTH SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED IN 31st May 2019. 2. Implementation of the most recent diagnostic technology a ...
Period: 2012-12-31 to 2018-12-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI), Tanzania University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 12-007DTU Total grant: 8,759,400 DKK
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Interdisciplinary Project on Climate change in Tropical Aquaculture (iAQUA)

Research project To understand how global warming will affect tropical aquaculture, we will study how a temperature rise from the current value of 27-32 °C to 32-37 °C will affect physiological performance, food conversion efficiency and growth in air-breathing fish. ... Project completion report: The project exceeded most of its objectives. We planned for 1 Danish PhD and 4 Vietnamese, but end up with 2 Danish (due to kind funding from Faculty of Science and Technology at AU) and with 5 Vietnamese PhD. We aimed ...
Period: 2012-12-31 to 2018-12-31 Countries: Vietnam Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: Can Tho University (CTU), Vietnam University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Project code: 12-014AU Total grant: 9,098,666 DKK
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Post-conflict primary health care

Research project Primary health care (PHC) often assumes a stable population.  However, in conflict and post-conflict conditions, mobility poses an even more pronounced issue for PHC. In northern Uganda the population was exposed to forced urbanization into IDP camps ... Midterm Report 2015 PhD fellows who participated in post graduate courses now have the capacity to conduct credible research and are also able to conduct similar trainings and supervise other upcoming researchers. Training of Health workers h ...
Period: 2013-01-1 to 2018-09-30 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kolding Hospital, Denmark Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark Gulu University (GU), Uganda University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 12-057SDU Total grant: 9,702,563 DKK
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Malaria vaccine research and capacity building in Ghana

Research project The applicants have previously collaborated successfully on malaria vaccine development, and have characterised a field site area prioritised by Ghana Health Services. This project builds on these strengths, and will focus on research and capacity bu ... Project completion report: The type of malaria that dominates in Africa is also the most serious type of the disease. It continues to cost almost half a million lives a year there, mainly among young children. Progress over the last decade to cu ...
Period: 2012-12-31 to 2018-04-1 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Hohoe Municipal Hospital, Ghana Project code: 12-081RH Total grant: 10,093,881 DKK
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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 nor ... 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. Th ...
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