Promoting global non-communicable disease research and training

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global NCD Research and Training consists of faculty, fellows, and students from institutions across the United States and around the globe. Our mission is to conduct high-quality research and training for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), with an aim to build local capacity through partnerships with local institutions and communities. Our current projects encompass subject matters ranging from clean cookstoves to mental health and involve sites in Peru, Uganda, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

The burden of NCDs in LMICs is growing rapidly as a result of population aging, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. We envision a robust and sustainable community of NCD researchers and trainees in both high and low income settings dedicated to improving health and well-being for all.

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The World Health Organization has published an excellent introduction to the issues we currently investigate. Fuel for Life: Household Energy and Health is a comprehensive summary on the effects of household indoor air pollution on global health.  The document discusses the countries most impacted by IAP and the link between poverty and IAP-related illness. In addition, the article  discusses the need for a "Quantum Leap" in global energy consumption and potential steps we can take in the future.


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University were recently awarded a USD 30 million grant to investigate the health benefits of replacing traditional biomass-burning stoves with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves in four low- and middle-income countries (Peru, Guatemala, Rwanda, and India). The goal of the study will be to provide compelling evidence of the global health burden posed by household air pollution in order to inform future policy decisions on the issue. 

  NIH awards USD 30 million to Emory, Johns Hopkins and Colorado State for household air pollution study

NIH awards USD 30 million to Emory, Johns Hopkins and Colorado State for household air pollution study