South-driven projects (prior to 2017)

Climate smart cocoa systems for Ghana (CLIMCOCOA)

Research project Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is the third highest export commodity of Ghana and represents the most important source of revenue for numerous small scale farmers. Climate change (CC) in the form of higher temperatures and reduced rainfall is expected to ... Midterm report 2019 The three PhD students have done three years of their study and are expected to complete by July 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the expected date of completion has been moved to October 2020 by the University of G ...
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Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized in ...
Period: 2021-02-1 to 2022-09-15 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghana Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 16-P03-GHA Total grant: 6,987,548 DKK
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Locating Public Finance Dynamics in Education in Nepal

Research project The main objective of this project is to enhance understandings of the causes of corruption within the school education sector in Nepal by analyzing the manner in which differently located social actors interpret meanings and measure moral and legal ... Midterm report While the final results in relation to the project objectives and outcomes are still being evaluated and synthesized, this section details the outputs of the various components of the project. The school sector governance survey rep ...
Period: 2015-01-1 to 2022-06-30 Countries: Nepal Lead institution: Martin Chautari (MC), Nepal Partner institutions: Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Project code: 14-P01-NEP Total grant: 9,551,017 DKK
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The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land

Research project A little known timber rush is going on in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania primarily driven by domestic investments. Recent reports and government project documents estimate that private forest plantations are increasing fast and that the large pri ... Midterm report 2018: Objective 1: Two PhD students enrolled in PhD studies at SUA and UoC Fieldwork completed and researchers have published articles and are still working on other manuscripts for publication Output # 1 1.1. Two working pap ...
Period: 2016-02-1 to 2022-06-30 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Partner institutions: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 16-P02-TAN Total grant: 6,999,919 DKK
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Healthcare-Associated Infections in Ghana

Research project 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 po ... Extra Midterm Report: 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 us ...
Period: 2016-05-1 to 2022-04-30 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Partner institutions: Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 16-P01-GHA Total grant: 9,897,179 DKK
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Access to Health Services for Key population in Tanzania

Research project HIV/AIDS has rolling back decades of socio-economic development in Sub Saharan Africa. While there are indications of declining HIV infection rates in the general population, men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW) and people who in ... Extra Midterm Report: Objective: The overall project aimed to develop and implement an intervention to improve access to health services among key populations in Tanzania using quasi-experimental design. Project data collection: The project com ...
Period: 2016-05-1 to 2022-04-30 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania Partner institutions: Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), Tanzania University of Oslo (UiO), Norway  University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 16-P03-TAN Total grant: 6,995,910 DKK
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Diabetes and associated complications in HIV patients

Research project The goal of the study is to generate data demonstrating that HIV patients have higher burden of diabetes in order to stimulate development of policies which will help optimize prevention and care of diabetes in HIV patients. Access to antiretrovir ... Extra Midterm Report The goal of the study is to generate data demonstrating that HIV patients have higher burden of diabetes in order to stimulate development of policies which will help optimize prevention and care of diabetes in HIV patients. ...
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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention in Tanzania

Research project 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. Additionally ... Midterm report 2019: 4063 women were recruited at ORCI and KCMC. Questionnaire interviews as well as collection of cervical samples for careHPV testing, ThinPrep and VIA was done. 75.0% (n = 3039) of recruited women were seen during 1st follow-u ...
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