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Arizona Prevention Research Center -- Core Research Project

The core research project focuses on the role of the community health worker, or promotora de salud, in health promotion and the control and prevention of chronic disease. In the last four years, the AzPRC has collaborated with border partners to explore the role of promotores in engaging community members to address policy and environmental change related to the social determinants of health.

Scistosomiasis and H&S in Mining Community, China

This study is to elucidate the impact that Schistosomiasis has on mine workers. Schistosomiasis is a known endemic parasitic disease impacting communities in Anhui Province, China. However, the impact that this disease has on Mine Workers and their families is not known. The study hypothesis is that Schistosomiasis infections in endemic regions reduce working-days per year in Anhui mine workers.

Impacts of Development and Oil Production to Wildlife and Community Health in the Albertine Rift Valley, Uganda

Researchers from Conservation & Ecosystem Health Alliance (CEHA) of Kampala, Uganda; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA traveled through the Albertine Rift Valley (Valley) of western Uganda from April 11 -20, 2012. The research trip initiated at the Murchison National Park, continuing south through the Valley to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Solar Market Gardens in Benin

The global food crisis is having an important impact on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially among those living in areas of marginal agricultural production. This program focuses on Solar Market Garden (SMG), which is a multisectoral, integrated approach to achieving food security in vulnerable populations. The goal of the program is to design, implement, monitor and evaluate the adoption of a SMG program to enhance the nutritional status of infants and young children and their mothers through the use of solar powered drip irrigation (PVDI) systems.

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