The primary objective of the Global health and vaccination research programme (GLOBVAC) is to support high-quality research with potential for high impact that can contribute to sustainable improvements in health and health equity for poor people in low- and lower-middle income countries.
Centre for International Health has a number of projects in the GLOBVAC programme from the Research Council of Norway. Learn more about the various projects here.
Umbilical Cord Cleansing for the Prevention of Newborn Infections in Uganda
Ninety-eight percent of the approximately 3.3 million deaths in the first 28 days of life occur in low and middle income countries (LMICs), yearly. A third of these are associated with infections and this proportion rises in areas where at least half of the births occur at home like Uganda.
Enfance Africaine - Mental child health in francophone Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, few studies have looked at the diet as an important determinant of cognitive functioning and mental health among children.
Development of a vaccine for enterotoxigenic E. coli based on the heat-stable toxin
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) expressing the heat-stable toxin (ST) is among the most important causes of diarrheal disease in children less than 5 years of age in low- and middle-income countries.
Malaria Chemoprevention for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children in Malawi, Uganda and Kenya
The main objectives of this project are to evaluate whether it is safe and efficacious to routinely prevent malaria by giving antimalarial drugs during the first three months after discharge from hospital.
Impact of vitamin B12 on neurodevelopment and cognitive function
This project consists of previously conducted randomized, placebo-controlled trials in India and Tanzania, where half of the participants received high doses of vitamin B12 in early life.
Zinc as an adjunct for the treatment of very severe disease in infants
More than 3 of the 7.6 million global deaths in under 5 years occur in the neonatal period and about 75% in the first week of life. More than 70% of these neonatal deaths occur in Africa and South East Asia.
SeeTheChild - Mental child health in Uganda
This research project will follow-up children in the cohort established through the PROMISE EBF cluster randomized trial in Burkina Faso and Uganda in the period 2006-2008 that RCN co-funded.
Combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets for preventing malaria
This research aims to improve malaria control by evaluating the combined effect of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) on malaria incidence in Ethiopia.