International Water & health
Following a one year pilot study phase, the Graham Institute and Center for Global Health (CGH) have partnered to co-sponsor two Integrated Assessments (IAs) focusing on major water issues and their impact on health inequities in an international setting.
Congratulations to the following two teams who each received $350,000 to conduct their IAs over the next three years:
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF WATER SUSTAINABILITY, INFRASTRUCTURAL INEQUITY, AND HEALTH IN SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA:Niladri Basu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Elisha Renne, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of Anthropology
This IA will identify alternatives in resource-limited settings in Ghana that allow gold-mining to occur in ways that are safe for environmental and human health without decreasing economic prosperity. The IA team will work with stakeholders to develop solutions for water-related problems associated with small-scale gold mining that are inexpensive, sustainable, low-tech, health promoting, and socially acceptable.
GASTRIC CANCER AND HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION IN LIMA PERU: THE ROLE OF WATER CONTAMINATION: Chuanwu Xi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health Co-PI; Manuel Valdivieso, M.D., Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School; Lu Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Studies suggest that drinking water in Lima Peru may be contaminated by H. Pylori, a causative agent of gastric carcinoma. The goal of this IA is to establish strong scientific evidence supporting the direct linkage between drinking water contamination by H. pylori and human gastric infection and to evaluate effective ways to provide clean and safe drinking water to combat these infections in developing countries.
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