Factors affecting childhood exposures to urban particulate (face up)

This project will investigate mechanisms to decrease children’s exposure to PAP in urban locations in two DAC-listed Asian countries: Indonesia and Nepal. Both suffer from severe PAP from vehicles, construction, industry and biomass burning, yet are home to different ethnicities, cultures, demographics, religions, socioeconomics, climates, built environments and environmental policies (i.e. contextual factors), all of which will impact the motivation, opportunity and capability to reduce exposure. The project consortium includes Durham University, Queensland University of Technology, Heriot-Watt University, Oxford Brookes University, UNICEF, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Nepal Pollution Control and Environmental Management Center (NEPCEMAC), National Health Research Council (NHRC), Bandung Disaster Study Group, Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nepal Red Cross Society, World Health Organization, Palang Merah Indonesia (Red Cross). The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation, Government of the United Kingdom.


Investigator (s): Dr. Meghnath Dhimal, Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha