GEOHealth Project, Banglaesh

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The US National Institutes of Health has awarded icddr,b and the University of Chicago a five year paired grant to establish a regional research and training hub to explore emerging environmental and occupational health threats

The Research Hub

Research teams from icddr,b and the University of Chicago established a research hub in Bangladesh, called the Bangladesh Center for Global Environmental and Occupational Health, to study the health impacts of household air pollution from burning biomass fuels, like wood or dung.

The grant is worth USD 1.5 million over five years and was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States as part of its Fogarty International Center Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program.

Purplewood Limited is managing the behavior change communication part of the project, providing support through targeted, insight-driven communication products for participating households in Araihazar and Matlab.