South-driven projects (prior to 2017)

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. 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 ...
Read more

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 t ... Midterm report 2018: The three PhD students have done three years of their study and are expected to complete by July 2020. Together with the postdoc, they are currently undertaking field data collection.
Read more

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 2017: While it will be too early to say definitively about the results in relation to the project objectives and outcomes, this section details the outputs of the various components of the project.

As part of thi ...
Read more

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 p ... Midterm report 2018: 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 ...
Read more

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 i ... Midterm report 2018: Key population are at higher risk of HIV and Hepatitis B and C infection and substantial proportion practice risk behaviours. Awareness and access to preventive and curative health services is poor. Stigma, violence, disc ...
Read more

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 antiretro ... Midterm report Preliminary results show that of those recruited, 59% (1,157) were females and the mean age was 41 years. The overall prevalence of diabetes was 13% by glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test and 6% by oral glucose tolerance test ...
Read more

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 i ...
Read more

Ground Water Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Research project This project will strengthen research capacity in Ghana on hydrogeological research and develop an improved understanding of the groundwater resources in the White Volta Basin in Northern Ghana. A groundwater flow model will be developed to support q ... Midterm report: Progress made: 1:4 PhD students are being trained by the project; 3 have submitted their theses and the and field pickup have been procured to boost research capacity. 2. This is an ongoing process and the project t ...
Read more
1 2