Dispositif de partenariat avec les Suds

JEAI : Respiratory illnesses and air pollution exposure in school children (RIPE)

Pays : Ghana

Région : Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale

Année de création : 2023

Fin de soutien IRD : 2025

Objectifs scientifiques et projet de recherche

Children are particularly vulnerables to the effects of air pollution in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and also the most impacted by air pollution exposure because their lungs and immune system is still developing and cannot withstand potent air pollutants. Most epidemiological studies investigating the association of air pollution exposure (APE) with respiratory health outcome have been conducted in developed nations where exposure concentrations are usually very low or among school children who are not faced with the several competing risk found in LMIC settings. This study thus provide a great opportunity to examine the relationship between APE and respiratory illnesses in Ghana using a cohort study design that allows temporality and exposure-response relations to be established. The study population will provide an opportunity to elucidate the immune response to geographic specific pollutants and will further allow us to define specific alert (exposure) thresholds for this vulnerable group to help develop strategies to mitigate APE.

Unités IRD impliquées

  • Département société et santé (SAS)

Institutions membres

UCC : University of Cape Coast

IRD : Institut de recherche pour le développement

: Université Paris Cité

Porteurs JEAI

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Thématiques de recherche

Air Pollution ; Children ; Asthma ; Allergic Rhinitis ; Acute Respiratory Infections

Nom officiel Type de partenariat Pays
Institut de recherche pour le développement Institution membre Nord France
University of Cape Coast Institution(s) porteur(s) Sud Ghana
Université Paris Cité Institution membre Nord France
Département scientifique Structure Implication
Département société et santé (SAS) MERIT Porteuses principales