Lata Medical Research Foundation
Dedication to the purpose of health research and the consequent community development within the confines of the social responsibility, social cause and ethics.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Health, Lab or Field Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
LMRF’s innovative research also addresses the third largest risk for global burden of diseases in Asia - household air pollution (HAP) as a result of use of solid fuels in traditional cookstoves, We are evaluating advanced stoves adoption and HAP reduction by different stove designs in collaboration with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur for small-scale Trials of Improved Practices (TIPS) and exposure assessment using UCB monitors and Honeywell monitors for CO.
We are currently proposing to conduct a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an advanced cooking stove (ACS) in reducing household air pollution (HAP) and its impact on pregnancy outcomes and respiratory morbidity in young infants
1.Kleimola LB, Patel AB, Borkar JA, Hibberd PL. "Consequences of Household Air Pollution on Child Survival: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys in 47 countries." International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2015. doi: 10.1179/2049396715Y.000000000
2.Gordon SB, Bruce NG, Grigg J, Hibberd PL, Martin WJ, Patel A et al. Respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries. Lancet Respir Med. 2014; 10: 823-60.
3.Rylance J, Gordon S, Naeher L, Patel A, et al. "Household air pollution: a call for studies into biomarkers of exposure and predictors of respiratory disease" Am.J of Physiology2013; 304(9) :L571–578
Organization has a group of trained personnel with expertise in environmental health and with learnings from workshops and meeting conducted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. With its ongoing community health research in partnership with State Public Health Systems in Maharashtra State catering to the population of over 6 lacs, could very well contribute to Alliance agenda as a partner besides leading to translation of research results into policy. It has collaborations with NEERI and Environmental studies department at University of Nagpur. It also has collaboration with Sri Ramchandra University (SRU) Chennai for forthcoming research.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
9/1, Kinkine Kutir, Opp Hanuman Temple,
Vasant Nagar, Nagpur 440022
Nagpur, MS 440022
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Archana Puppalwar
Title: Program Director and CFO
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Smita Puppalwar
Title: Administrator and Study Coordinator
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