Healthy Kitchens: Healthy Cities

Project Progress

100 % progress so far

Started Date:January 01 2013 Completed Date:September 30 2014


Healthy Kitchens: Healthy Cities

Categories :

Qualitative Study

Completed

Introduction

This is an Exploratory Qualitative Study and Routine Data Analysis of Urban Slums in Kathmandu which aims to identify effective and acceptable interventions for reducing public health risks in urban slums in South Asia.

Project Objectives

• To explore practices in, and the symbolic importance of, kitchens in slum areas in Kathmandu, in particular the wider gender, caste and socio-economic influences

• To identify trends in lung health, NCD, burn injury, skin and gastrointestinal disease in relation to weather conditions, fuel/power availability and increasing urbanisation

• To synthesise existing evidence on kitchen related risk factors, their wider determinants and the associations with NCDs, burn injury, skin, gastrointestinal and lung health disease among the urban poor in South Asia

• To identify kitchen-focused interventions to reduce the risks of NCDs, burn injury, skin, gastrointestinal and lung health disease among the urban poor in South Asia