BREATHE Exposures and Biomarkers PHD - Publication

Women and girls in resource poor countries experience much greater exposure to household air pollutants than men: Results from Uganda and Ethiopia

Gabriel Okello, Graham Devereuxa, Sean Semple

Highlights

  • •First study in sub-Saharan Africa to examine differences in exposure to Household Air Pollution by age and gender
  • 24h personal exposure measurement for PM2.5 and CO conducted in rural sub-Saharan Africa settings
  • Comparison of measurements from optical and gravimetric devices
  • Women and girls experience much higher household air pollutant exposures than men and boys

BREATHE Interventions PhD - CAPS Photovoice exhibition

As part of a programme of CAPS dissemination activities including the showing of a film, exhibitions of Photovoice images have been held in Chikhwawa. Photovoice participants previously took part in a study where they collected images about cooking and these formed the basis of participatory research within the CAPS Qualitative Study. The 5 village level groups met up recently to select 10 images from each village that they would like to exhibit in their community. In each group, 2 representatives were selected to attend the exhibition in or nearest to their village, to explain their images to their neighbours.

FIRST GLOBAL MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ENDING TUBERCULOSIS

FIRST WHO GLOBAL MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

Ending Tuberculosis in the sustainable development era: a multisectoral response.  

Ministers, leaders of UN organizations, NGOs, high-level representatives from civil society, academia and the corporate sector, will gather in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017 at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference to end tuberculosis (TB). READ MORE

PhD studentships for African scientists and clinicians

RESearch on lUng heaLth and TuberculosiS in Africa (RESULTS Africa)

A new research programme has secured funding for 5 PhD studentships for African scientists and clinicians.

All PhDs will be on the theme of lung health and TB and will involve applied health research topics- policy, health economics, health systems,social science, clinical - with an emphasis on multidisciplinary work.

Details and link to the application for are here:

http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/lstm-mrc-doctoral-training-partnership-2017-18

Please spread the word widely.

We are hoping to be overwhelmed by excellent applications which will allow us to build the case for offering more PhD studentships for Africa scientists and clinicians in the future.

The deadline for application is the 23rd June 2017