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New papers on the Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar

 A Pat Jasan volunteer group

Image: A Pat Jasan volunteer group, copyright Kachinland News.

Three papers produced in the context of Dr Mandy Sadan's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) projects have recently been made publicly available. The papers have been co-written with local Myanmar researchers and they are available as free downloads for the next month, forming part of a Special Edition which will be available in full soon.

Funding success: RAEng award on low-cost water filters in Kabul

A view of rolling hills and water in Afghanistan

Image credit: R9 Studios FL on flickr

Together with Daud Mohammed Hamidi from Durham University, GSD Assistant Professor Marco J Haenssgen has won a £15,730 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) award from the Royal Academy of Engineering to explore the uses and social development consequences of low-cost clay-based water filters that can be produced by potters locally.

New study stresses need to safeguard struggling health systems during mass vaccination campaigns

Vaccination team vaccinating children at a nursery school

Image credit: Louie Rosencrans/CDC from flickr

An international team of researchers led by GSD Assistant Professor Dr Marco J Haenssgen have analysed the impact of mass vaccination campaigns, which are often used in global health efforts in low- and middle-income countries. Based on their findings, the researchers warn that there must be a strategy to safeguard and strengthen health systems with fewer resources in low- and middle-income countries if such campaigns are used in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

Connecting Cultures through co-production in “Learning Space” project

The University of Warwick’s Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority (GRP) has awarded £1,200 to the emerging research project “Learning Space” co-led by GSD Assistant Professor Marco J Haenssgen and Lao researcher Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong.

With the support of the Connecting Cultures GRP, the researchers will be able to support the conversion of locally co-produced narratives into creative products for cross-cultural dialogue within and beyond Lao PDR, and to engage critically with mainstream assumptions (automatic links between formal education and Western ideals of health behaviour) and approaches (human capital) in global development agendas.

The project takes place in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Laos and the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, and the broader study is supported by the Warwick Institutional Research Support Fund and the Institute of Advanced Study.

GSD student awarded grant from Warwick SU’s Sustainability Fund

GSD student Ellie holding one of her skincare oils

Many congratulations to Ellie Hayter, final-year Economic Studies and GSD student and founder of the sustainable skincare brand ‘Gaia&Vie’, who was recently awarded a grant from the Warwick SU Environment and Sustainability Fund.

GSD researcher contributes to flagship report on drug resistant infections

A major collaborative report on understanding antibiotic use and tackling drug-resistant infections was launched on Wednesday 24 February 2021 by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The extensive inter- and transdisciplinary research by Assistant Professor in GSD, Dr Marco J Haenssgen, and his collaborators has formed a key contribution to the report.

University of Warwick ranked 4th in the UK for sustainability

At the end of last year, Universitas Indonesia (UI) released the result of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2020. The University of Warwick was awarded 4th in the UK, ranking 29th of the 912 participating universities across 84 countries.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 09:00 | Tags: GSD IGSD Global Sustainable Development

IAS Award to support genesis of “Learning Space” project portfolio

Woman with hand over child's hand

Following the funding success from the Institutional Research Support Fund, Dr Marco J Haenssgen, Assistant Professor in GSD, and his colleague Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong were again fortunate to receive £2,000 co-funding from the Institute of Advanced Study to support the pump-priming research activities of their “Learning Space” project portfolio.

Mon 22 Feb 2021, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

GSD competition: Entry now open!

Each year, the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department at the University of Warwick runs a competition for year 11 and 12 students (school pupils aged between 15 and 17 years). The competition was established to engage with talented school students and give insight into the type of thought-provoking issues involved in studying GSD at Warwick.

Entry for the 2021 GSD competition is now open. Entries must be received by midnight UK time on Friday 30 April 2021. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a virtual event with GSD students and teaching staff. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes.

Wed 17 Feb 2021, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Global Sustainable Development

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