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Earth Institute Research Projects

Development of a Season Smart Network

Lead PI: Sally E. Findley

Unit Affiliation: Earth Clinic (EC)

July 2011 - December 2012
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ghana
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: In the Sub-Saharan African nations, 2/3 of childhood deaths are due to infectious diseases, which also happen to be highly seasonal. This project aims to provide a seasonal calendar of illnesses to the organization of Integrated Management of Newborn and Child Illnesses (IMNCI) protocol. This will help IMNCI prepare for prevention and treatment in a timely fashion to address seasonal illnesses and reduce infant and child mortality in this region.

OUTCOMES: 2011- 2012: Expected short- term outcomes of this project include setting up a pilot site in Navrongo and assessing its tools and implementation for several other locations in the region and preparing a grant to NIH to fund the INDEPTH networks. Long-term a more proactive approach to preventative strategies to infectious diseases; a reduction in the incidences of Malaria, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia; and reduction in childhood mortality.

SPONSOR:

Earth Institute

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$34,586

RESEARCH TEAM:

Cornelius Debpuur, J. Koku Awonoor-Williams

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Mailman School of Public Health

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Navrongo Health Research Centre; Ghana Community- based Health Planning and Serves (CHPS)

KEYWORDS

global environmental public health season smart interventions ecosystems health and monitoring integrated management of newborn and child illnesses infectious diseases health delivery systems ghanaian community-based health planning and services climate and society seasonal illness

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate