WHO AGSM piloting - Piloting a new WHO framework to support the development of public health strategies on artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the context of the Minamata Convention

The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector produces about 12-15% of the world's gold and occupies an estimated 10-15 million miners globally. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions...

still running
01.03.2017 - 31.12.2018
Long term service project, Evaluation project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Health Systems Support
Mirko Winkler
Cyanide use in artisanal small-scale gold mining in Burkina Faso: health effects, environmental burden and societal dimensions

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is an important activity in many developing countries as it provides a primary and additional source of income, particularly in rural regions where economic alternatives to agriculture are limited. In addition to the use of mercury in ASGM, cyanide...

still running
01.02.2017 - 01.03.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Capacity building in health impact assessment (HIA) training and research in Vietnam

Health impact assessment (HIA) is an interdisciplinary approach that aims at predicting and managing potential positive and negative health effects of policies, programmes, and projects on affected communities and populations. HIA has been developed over the past two decades and became an...

still running
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
Research project, Teaching and training project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
still running
31.10.2016 - 30.06.2017
Short term service project, Research project
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
still running
14.10.2016 - 31.10.2018
Research project, Clinical / Intervention Trial
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
Characterization of the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum

The rational to study the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum lies in the crucial importance of the export of virulence factors to the surface of infected host cells and other modifications allowing the parasite’s survival in its host cell which are the sole cause of...

still running
01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019
Research project
Molecular Parasitology and Epidemiology
Hans-Peter Beck
PESTROP - Pesticide use in tropical settings

PESTROP is an inter- and trans-disciplinary research project, studying environmental, health and institutional dimensions of pesticide use in tropical settings.

Background: Pesticides are intensively used in agriculture worldwide. While it is well established that pesticide exposure accounts...

still running
01.10.2016 - 09.03.2018
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
National Nutrition Survey in Tajikistan

Background
Nutritional disorders such as anemia, vitamin A or iodine deficiency are frequent in Tajikistan and remain a major concern. Therefore, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) Tajikistan conduct a national survey...

still running
05.09.2016 - 04.10.2017
Short term service project
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Implementing Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima

 

 

Implementing Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima

 

 

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The growing demand in urban and peri-urban areas for food, energy and water is challenging the traditional distribution of resources, rural-urban...

still running
01.09.2016 - 01.09.2018
Short term service project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
GlobMal - Global Malaria Technical & Training Support Package - phase 2

In line with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation global health strategic priorities, this contribution aims at influencing global malaria policies and implementing WHO and Roll Back Malaria Partnership strategies to regional and country levels, with a focus on vector control, malaria...

still running
01.07.2016 - 30.06.2019
Long term service project
Health Interventions
Konstantina Boutsika