UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Jason Corburn, Lee Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2021 REGION: Global South (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the developing countries in Asia) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00491-1 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The informal settlements of the Global South are the least prepared for the pandemic of COVID-19 since basic needs such as water, toilets,
UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Kirk R Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2021 REGION: India (South Asia) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c05143 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: A large concern with estimates of climate and health co-benefits of “clean” cookstoves from controlled emissions testing is whether results represent what actually happens in real homes during normal use. A growing body of evidence indicates that
UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Tuyen Nguyen, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Maureen Lahiff, Lia Fernald, Susan L Ivey DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2021 REGION: Asia DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10292-z SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Over recent decades, Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth, a nutrition transition from the traditional diet to highly-processed and calorie-dense foods and beverages, and an increasing prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity (ow/ob).
UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Aybüke Koyuncu, Jillian L Kadota, Sandra I McCoy, Michael N Bates, Carisa Harris-Adamson, Ndola Prata DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2021 REGION: South Asia & East Africa DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031279 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Heavy load carrying of water, firewood, and sand/stones is a ubiquitous activity for women living in developing countries. Although the intra-abdominal pressure associated
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk R Smith, Isha Ray, Yong Tao DATE OF PUBLICATION: December 2020 REGION: East Asia DOI: https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP7124 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Inadequate access to safe drinking water remains a global health problem, particularly in rural areas. Boiling is the most commonly used form of point-of-use household water treatment (HWT) globally, although the use of bottled
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Zhao B, Zheng H, Wang S, Smith KR, Lu X, Aunan K, Gu Y, Wang Y, Ding D, Xing J, Fu X, Yang X, Liou KN, Hao J. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: To tackle the severe fine particle (PM2.5) pollution in China, the government has implemented
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luo-Pine Zhang DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Chen X, Zhang L, Huang J, et al. Long-term exposure to urban air pollution and lung cancer mortality: A 12-year cohort study in northern china. Science of The Total Environment. 2016;571:855–861. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.064. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Cohort evidence that links long-term exposures to air pollution and mortality comes largely
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meiling Gao DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang J, Hang Ho S, Huang R et al. Characterization of parent and oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Xi’an, China during heating period: An investigation of spatial distribution and transformation. Chemosphere. 2016;159:367-377. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.06.033. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and its oxygenated derivatives (OPAHs) are toxins in
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone and Nepal REFERENCE: Stewart B, Kushner A, Kamara T et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. International Journal of Surgery. 2016;33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Olson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Vietnam REFERENCE: Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, et al. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Injury Prevention. 2016;22(4):233-238. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041650. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vietnam’s 2007 comprehensive motorcycle helmet policy increased helmet use from about 30% of riders to about 93%. We aimed to simulate the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Marshall UCSF AUTHOR: Adam Bennett DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Marshall J, Bennett A, Kiware S, Sturrock H. The Hitchhiking Parasite: Why Human Movement Matters to Malaria Transmission and What We Can Do About It. Trends in Parasitology. 2016;32(10):752-755. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2016.07.004. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The failure of the Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP) during
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Matthew Luskin DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Harrison RD, Sreekar R, Brodie JF, et al. Impacts of hunting on tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Conserv Biol. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Although deforestation and forest degradation have long been considered the most significant threats to tropical biodiversity, across Southeast Asia (Northeast India, Indochina,