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Scaling up Intermittent Rice Irrigation for Malaria Control on the North Coast of Peru

New research aims to help control malaria in one watershed in northern Peru.

Malaria is widespread in Peru's arid North Coast because of the extensive irrigation required to support rice paddies. Rice growing in the region accounts for …

Comparison of Fiscal and Regulatory Policies to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases in India

India is facing a rising burden of cardiovascular disease and obesity-related diabetes due to increasingly unhealthy diets and tobacco use.

Educational initiatives to reduce the consumption of "'risky commodities"' such as foods high …

Population Health Vulnerabilities to Vector-borne Diseases: Increasing Resilience under Climate Change Conditions in Africa

People in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from poverty, food insecurity, a fragile economy, and social vulnerability. With climate change, they may also face increasing threats from vector-borne diseases.

Vector-borne …

Research Program of Adolescent HIV Prevention Strategies

In Africa, HIV is having a devastating impact on young people. Globally, youth aged 15 to 24 account for almost one third of all new infections. There are unique challenges to implementing adolescent-friendly policies and HIV prevention programs. …

Implementation of Couples' Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Services in Durban, South Africa, for HIV Prevention and Intervention

Heterosexual couples represent the largest HIV risk group in sub-Saharan Africa. Couples' Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing (CVCT) is an effective HIV prevention strategy because it:

-decreases annual transmission rates by an estimated …

Prediction and Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases in Wildlife

The emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases affecting Brazil today result from complex interactions between natural and human systems. Zoonotic diseases such as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, rabies and leishmaniasis for example emerged as humans …

Acute and Early HIV1 Infection in Childbearing Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period in Tanzania, Zambia, and Botswana

National HIV prevention programs in Tanzania, Zambia, and Botswana must effectively address the infection rate among childbearing women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This project aims to determine the incidence of HIV infection among …

Examining the Link Between Television and Unhealthy Eating Among Children in Peru

Peru is experiencing a rapid rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cardiovascular disease and cancers are among the five leading causes of premature death and disease in Peru. Researchers will examine whether television exposure increases …

Adding Behavioural Science Capacity to Document Deterrents and Promoters of HIV Vaccine Trials in Nigeria

Access to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy has significantly enhanced quality of life and life expectancy for people living with HIV infection in low-income countries such as Nigeria. However, an effective HIV vaccine remains the best hope of …

Revenue and Health Impacts of Restructuring Tobacco Excise Tax in the Philippines

A proposed law in the Philippines to increase the excise tax on tobacco by 215% will likely have implications for tobacco control and consumption, and public health, not just for that country but for the region.

Although half of deaths …

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