DIRECTORS' MESSAGE

As you may already know, infections related to pollution have consistently been one of the leading causes of mortality for children under-five (U5) in many peri-urban slums all over the world, including respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. However, addressing this issue has proven to be complex, as these infections are likely to be caused by a variety of factors. With that in mind, we created the Childhood Infection and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium. We aim to address the complexity of these infections by working directly with the community to identify and subsequently mitigate their consequences through co-designed behaviour change and slum upgrading interventions. CHIP could be defined as a One Health, technology-enabled citizen science approach to reducing the infection burden and antimicrobial resistance in under 5s in peri-urban slums in low- and middle-income countries.


This project builds off the Participatory Approach for Nutrition in Children: Strengthening Health, Education, Environment and Engineering Linkage (PANcHSHEEEL) project conducted by the co-investigators from University College London, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Save the Children India, who used a participatory research model to address infant feeding practices to optimise early childhood nutrition in rural Banswara. By working directly with community members, they were able to develop and implement a complex intervention to increase uptake of optimal feeding practices.


Hence the objectives of the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium are to address health inequalities across peri-urban slums whilst aligning with local Non-governmental Organisation’s infection priority goals (e.g. Stop Diarrhoea Initiative) while further collaborating between different institutions, organisations and individual researchers all around the globe. We believe CHIP will allow encouraging interdisciplinary research innovation and implementation towards addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for i) no poverty; ii) zero hunger; iii) good health & wellbeing; iv) clean water & sanitation; v) affordable and clean energy; vi) reduced inequalities and vii) sustainable city environments (goals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 & 11).


We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to all of the friends, partners, and funders of CHIP for their support and commitment. Working together, we focus on the exciting opportunities ahead.

Professor Monica Lakhanpaul & Dr Logan Manikam

 
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Currently operationalised in four countries; India, Indonesia, Chile & Sierra Leone; this is our flagship project and publication setting out our consortium’s aim.

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An output from the CHIP Consortium detailing COVID-19 lockdown measures in the context of housing in urban slums

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An output from the CHIP Consortium detailing a feasibility study undertaken in Jaipur’s urban slums in October 2018.

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An output from the CHIP Consortium detailing COVID-19 lockdown measures in the context of WASH in India and Indonesia’s urban slums

 

MINUTES OF MEETING: CHIP JAKARTA WORKSHOP 2020

 
 

CHIP Consortium

CHIP is being led by an international consortium of individuals from the below organisations and institutions.
The co-directors of CHIP are Prof Monica Lakhanpaul and Dr Logan Manikam.

 

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Childhood Infections and Pollution

A One Health technology enabled citizen science approach to reduce the infection burden and antimicrobial resistance in under 5s in peri-urban slums in low- and middle-income countries

 

CHIP is a multi-country endeavour which aims to address infections in children under-five living in peri-urban slums. It is currently being operationalised across three countries, and is guided by the following research methodologies.

ONE HEALTH

The term One Health describes more of an approach than a concept, and refers to a process of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across multiple sectors for addressing the health of people, animals and the environment.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Also referred to as Participatory Research, the Citizen Science approach works with communities to participate in the research process in a meaningful way. CHIP aims to engage with the community from the outset, and they are involved in formulating the research question, collecting the data, and developing the project.

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Antimicrobial resistance has steadily emerged as one of the key global health challenges of the 21st century. CHIP aims to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial resistance on childhood infections and determine the environmental pathways that are contributing to this.

 

 

OUR PARTNERS

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

SAVE THE CHILDREN INDIA

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

INDONESIA ONE HEALTH UNIVERSITY NETWORK

SAINT LUKE'S UNIVERSITY

CENTRE FOR ONE HEALTH (COHEART), KERALA VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

 

PAST EVENTS

CHIP Consortium Workshop in Jakarta
Tue, Feb 04
Jakarta
Feb 04, 7:00 PM GMT+7 – Feb 07, 11:00 PM GMT+7
Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
There will be a CHIP consortium workshop at Jakarta this February.
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NEWS FROM CHIP

From workshop journal to reviews of external conferences.

UCL-SCI JAIPUR WORKSHOP

A story of the inception of the CHIP Consortium

5th to 9th of May, 2019

UCL GRAND CHALLENGES

Presentation to Funder

31th of July, 2019

 

OUR FUNDERS

UCL GRAND CHALLENGES

UCL INNOVATION & ENTERPRISE

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

 

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