Country: China

Prophylactic Vaccines for Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis Japonicum remains a serious disease of man and livestock in China. Water buffalo account for approximately 80% of the transmission of Schistosomiasis in many endemic areas. This study will assess the impact of human and buffalo infection and prevalence…

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Lung Disease in Chinese Textile Workers

The objective of this study is to determine the rate of loss in lung function among cotton dust-exposed workers at various levels of dust exposure and evaluating the relationship of exposure to gram-negative bacterial endotoxin and acute and chronic lung…

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Integrated Management of Lung Disease in China

This project examines the preventative measures of therapeutic interventions for the three leading infectious and chronic respiratory diseases in China; lung cancer, COPD, and tuberculosis, while measuring the decrease in deaths as a result of these interventions and their combinations.…

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China AIDS Medical Training Program

Harvard School of Public Health is continuing its efforts on an AIDS Medical Training Program in China. The program has already trained distinguished Chinese health administrators, physicians, specialists, and researchers and has identified areas where urgent help is needed. The…

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Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS (India)

In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the link between HIV and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and, more broadly, the common vulnerability aspects and effects on people’s lives. In 2004, the Program on International Health and Human Rights (PIHHR)…

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The Role of Non-Governmental Health Care: A Study of its Scope and Potential With a Focus on Policies to Promote its Contribution to Improved Health

Non-government providers are increasingly the dominant source of personal health care of public health significance, including acute care for many important communicable diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrheas, and respiratory infections. Non-governmental providers are also often the main source of…

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Ethics in Health Research in China: Capacity Development

China has recently become a major partner with American Universities, institutes, and companies in conducting multiple projects of collaborative health research. As this partnership continues to grow, the opportunity now exists to work with Chinese colleagues in building the foundations…

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Genomewide Search for Loci Underlying Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, characterized by clustering of multiple metabolic abnormalities including abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension, is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Genetics plays a significant role in determining the individual susceptibility to metabolic syndrome and the…

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The Cardiopulmonary Effects of Particulate Exposure

Although studies (some from Beijing, China) suggest a relationship between particulate air pollution and increased COPD mortality and morbidity, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Why an increased cardiovascular mortality is associated with PM is unclear. In Beijing PM air pollution,…

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