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  • SHS Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees

    Of all public places, bars and nightclubs have the highest air levels of secondhand smoke, posing a serious health risk for bar and nightclub employees. The study assessed exposure of bar and nightclub employees to secondhand smoke in 20 countries around the world. Results from the study provide locally relevant and worldwide comparable data to support smoke-free policies. They have already led to the passage smoking bans in bars and nightclubs in Baltimore, MD and Santiago, Chile. Read more

    Researchers
    Erika Avila-Tang
    Patrick Breysse
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Heather Wipfli

  • The Philippines: Cervical Cancer Program

    Jhpiego’s work in the Philippines over the last three decades has focused on strengthening health education and training of physicians, nurses and midwives. One of Jhpiego’s current initiatives in the Philippines is the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (CECAP), which will build on Jhpiego’s success with similar cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in Thailand and Ghana. It is an 18-month pilot program starting at three sites with the objective of rapid expansion. It is being implemented with support from GlaxoSmithKline and in partnership with the Cancer Institute of the Philippine General Hospital-University of the Philippines. Through this initiative, Jhpiego is providing technical support to the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network Program (CECAP), which is working to eliminate cervical cancer in the country. CECAP is committed to increasing women’s awareness of cervical cancer and providing them access to treatment. The Jhpiego-CECAP Network Alliance of Preventive Services promotes the single visit approach (SVA) using visual inspection of the cervix, with cryotherapy treatment when necessary. The goal of this approach is to identify and treat women with pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix, thereby reducing unnecessary illness and death. CECAP is also working toward the provision of a standard center not only for service, but also for research, education and training for the medical staff, support groups and the public. This center will be a model and referral center for the care and prevention of cervical cancer, especially for the underserved. About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.

    For more information, please visit our web site: www.jhpiego.org

    Researchers
    Alain Damiba

  • The Philippines: Strengthening Local Governance for Health

    Jhpiego has worked in the Philippines for the past 30 years with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), strengthening the capacity of physicians, nurses and midwives to provide high-quality reproductive health services and improving the clinical skills of nurses and physicians graduating from medical, nursing and midwifery schools. Jhpiego’s efforts have enhanced local professional health care education across the 17 regions of the Philippines through revision of the health training curricula for numerous medical and nursing colleges. As of October 2005, Jhpiego has been a legally registered entity in the Philippines. Currently, Jhpiego is partnering with the Research Triangle Institute and Centre for Development and Population Activities on the new, USAID-funded Philippines Strengthening Local Governance for Health (HealthGov) Program. This is a five-year program to strengthen local government unit commitment and support to public health services and increase the capacity of the local government to provide and sustain high-quality health care services. About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.

    For more information, please visit our web site: www.jhpiego.org

    Researchers
    Alain Damiba

  • International Consortium to Identify Genes and Interactions Controlling Oral Clef

    Oral clefts, which include cleft lip (CL), cleft lip and palate (CLP) and cleft palate (CP), and collectively represent one of the most common birth defects in humans. Oral clefts have a complex and heterogeneous etiology, with strong evidence for both genetic and environmental causal factors. Candidate gene studies and genome wide linkage studies have yielded compelling but inconsistent evidence that multiple genes control risk to oral clefts, and several studies have shown evidence for interaction between genes and environmental exposures, especially maternal smoking and nutrients. We have assembled a consortium of experienced investigators who have accumulated a very large collection of DNA samples on cases and their families (mostly case-parent trios) that are now available for genome wide studies, which represents the next level of genetic investigation for oral clefts. Specific aims are: 1. To conduct a genome wide analysis on 2000 case-parent trios ascertained through a case with isolated, non-syndromic oral cleft (CL, CLP or CP) and their parents using high throughput genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) markers to test for linkage and LD. The initial analysis will consist of individual tests for gene effects, with appropriately haplotype analysis and novel mapping approaches for larger chromosomal regions that allows for heterogeneity among populations. 2. To test for interaction between genes and common maternal exposures including vitamin supplementation, cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption (collected by interview) which have been implicated as environmental risk factors for oral clefts. Availability of serum biomarker measures of nutritional status from one component populations (Utah) allows important further tests for GxE interactions. 3. To test for interaction between genes that may explain some of the conflicting results in the literature with regard to genes controlling risk to oral clefts. This proposal offers a unique opportunity to expand and extend the search for genes controlling risk to oral clefts, creates the opportunity for quick replication across populations and will direct further molecular studies of genes controlling normal craniofacial development.

    Researchers
    Terri Beaty

  • Measuring Sex, Contraception & Mood in Filipino Young Adults

    We will develop methods for collecting daily data on sensitive behaviors and feelings using the most rigorous randomized study design. This study will lead to a detailed characterization of young adults'' health and mood among 800 young adults in the Philippines. Personal Data Assistants (PDAs) will be used to measure important aspects of health in the developing world.

    Researchers
    Michelle Hindin

  • Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

    The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group aims to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions used to prevent or treat eye diseases and/or visual impairment. The work of the CEVG is carried out by over 300 members in more than 30 countries. The CEVG editorial team is located in London, UK and the CEVG US Project (CEVG@US) is a US-based satellite at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The CEVG@US is funded by the National Eye Institute. The overall objective of CEVG@US is to develop a critical mass of US-based vision researchers and practitioners who are trained in preparing and using systematic reviews. The CEVG@US aims to accomplish four main goals: 1) Expand awareness of evidence-based health care in general and in eyes and vision specifically, 2) Develop a critical mass of vision researchers who are able to perform and interpret systematic reviews, and train others to do the same; 3) Develop a critical mass of clinicians who use the results of systematic reviews as an evidence base to guide their practice, and to train others to do the same; 4) Generate an increased number of systematic reviews in priority vision research areas, published in The Cochrane Library and in the traditional vision research literature.

    Researchers
    Kay Dickersin
    Ann-Margret Ervin
    Barbara Hawkins
    Roberta W. Scherer

  • Philippines: Strengthening Local Government Support for Health Services

    Since 2006, Jhpiego has been working on the Strengthening Local Governance for Health (HealthGov) Program in the Philippines. HealthGov is a five-year program funded by the U. S. Agency for International Development to strengthen local government unit (LGU) support for public health services and capacity to provide and sustain high-quality services. Jhpiego is collaborating with lead partner RTI International, as well as the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) and the Council on Population, Health and Welfare (a Philippine nongovernmental organization) on this initiative. Program goals include: 1) strengthening LGU commitment to and support for public health services; and 2) increasing LGU capacity to provide and manage quality health services sustainably, especially family planning, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza and other emerging infectious diseases. Under the HealthGov program, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to 23 provinces, with a focus on improving service provider performance. Interventions include: • Improving human resource management • Supporting quality assurance in service delivery • Strengthening the health provider training system • Improving the response to specific infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, avian influenza and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches. For more information about Jhpiego, visit www.jhpiego.org.

    Researchers
    Alain Damiba

  • Monitoring and Evaluating Assistance for Global Cancer and Tobacco Control

    As part of Pfizer''s Global Health Partnerships (GHP) Initiative, IGTC offers specialized capacity building training and assistance in the areas of monitoring and evaluation to 31 grantee organizations involved in cancer and tobacco control in 46 countries. BR> Read more

    Researchers
    Frances Stillman

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