HIA4SD - Health impact assessment for engaging natural resource extraction projects in sustainable development in producer regions

The development and operation of natural resource extraction projects (e.g. minerals, metals, oil and gas) affects public health, ecosystems and societies in producer regions. The HIA4SD Project intends to analyse the conditions under which impact assessments are an effective regulatory mechanism to...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2023
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
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 can be...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
Research project, Teaching and training project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
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...

Ongoing
01.10.2016 - 09.03.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
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 resource...

Ongoing
01.09.2016 - 01.09.2018
Short term service project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Health impact evaluation of an urban flooding resilience framework in Dakar, Senegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid urbanisation has been one of the defining phenomena of the twentieth century. In the developing world, much of the urban population finds themselves living in informal settlements with high levels of poverty and without access to basic services such as clean water and improved...

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Connecting the Dots. Teaching, Research and Services in the Great Lakes Region

The aim of the project “Connecting the Dots: Teaching, Research and Services in the Great Lakes Region” was to complement the portfolio of the Swiss TPH office opened in Bukavu with a strong capacity building component in implementation research of young researchers through a joint...

Ongoing
01.04.2015 - 31.03.2018
Research project
Health impact assessment of large infrastructure projects in the Brazilian Amazon

 

 

 

 

In Brazil, many large-scale infrastructure projects have been developed by the resource extraction, renewable energy and public infrastructure sectors all over the country. While it is common practice in Brazil to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) as part of the licensing...

Ongoing
01.02.2015 - 31.01.2018
Research project, Teaching and training project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Assessing and monitoring health impacts of infrastructure development projects in sub-Saharan Africa

Background: Health impact assessment (HIA) has developed over the past 20 years as a discipline to support decision-making for projects, programmes and policies with the aim to maximise health benefits and minimise negative health impacts. While much focus has been placed on promoting the use of...

Ongoing
01.01.2014 - 31.05.2016
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
HIA - Health impact assessment service provision, research and education and training

This long-term inter-departmental project combines service provision, research and education and traning pertaining to health impact assessment (HIA). It focusses on the assessment, management, monitoring and evaluation of health impacts associated with drivers of global change, namely population...

Ongoing
01.01.2012 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project, Research project, Short term service project, Teaching and training project
Health Impact Assessment, Health Systems Support
Mirko Winkler , Astrid Knoblauch