Healthy Kitchens: Healthy Cities (Worldwide Universities Network)
Healthy Kitchens:Healthy Cities aims to identify and find funding for holistic interventions focused on the kitchen. This international research programme of the Worldwide Universities Network brings together a truly multi-disciplinary team, both in terms of topics: lung health, smoking and indoor air pollution, NCDs and burns, and methodology: epidemiologists, anthropologists and sociologists. The programme includes primary research with urban poor families in Kathmandu, the identification of kitchen-based interventions through evidence review and the participation of poor urban women and space for the inter-disciplinary team to develop publications and proposal for future funding. While the initial focus will be Nepal, the aim is to extend this programme across South Asia and to seek engagement from other WUN universities with interests in this area.
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
To explore practices in, and the symbolic importance of, kitchens in slum areas in Kathmandu, in particular the wider gender, caste and socio-economic influences.
To identify trends in lung health, NCD, burn injury, skin and gastrointestinal disease in relation to weather conditions, fuel/power availability and increasing urbanisation.
To synthesise existing evidence on kitchen related risk factors, their wider determinants and the associations with NCDs, burn injury, skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory disease among the urban poor in South Asia.
To identify kitchen-focused interventions to reduce the risks of NCDs, burn injury, skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory disease among the urban poor in South Asia.
This is a pilot research programme that seeks to engage with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for the purpose of accessing expert advice on suitable cookstoves to reduce the incidence of burn injury and lung disease in urban slum communities in Nepal.® We would welcome the opportunity to link with other organizations in Nepal engaged in related activities and eventually to seek funding from GACC for future research activities. We also would like to find out about models for implementation of safe cookstoves in very® poor urban households.
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Country Based In
c/- The University of Western Australia, Burn Injury Research Unit
M318, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Hilary Wallace
Title: Research A/Prof
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