Avoid the TRAP

Avoid the TRAP


Project Description

Research Team

PI

Pham Le An

Pham Le An

Director, Grant and Innovation Centre; Director of Family Medicine Training Centre, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Email: phamlean@ump.edu.vn           

Co-Pi:

Nguyen Lu Phuong

Nguyen Lu Phuong

Head, Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department, PhD in Energy and Environmental Engineering

University of Natural Resources and Environment

Email: nlphuong@hcmunre.edu.vn 

Co-Pi:

Tran Ngoc Dang

Tran Ngoc Dang

Vice director, Grant and Innovation Centre; Vice head, Department of Environmental Health, PhD in Human Care Science

University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City 

Email: ngocdangytcc@gmail.com 

Co-Pi:

Thai Khanh Phong

Thai Khanh Phong

Senior Research Fellow, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Science (QAEHS), PhD in Environmental Sciences

University of Queensland 

Email: p.thai@uq.edu.au

Co-Pi:

Le Huynh Thi Cam Hong

Le Huynh Thi Cam Hong

PhD Candidature, Faculty of Medicine

University of Queensland 

Email: camhong3011@gmail.com

Embedded Research Translation Lead:

Name: Dung Hoang

Position: Chairman – CEO

Institution: D&L Technology Integration and Consulting JSC

Email: dung.hoang@dlcorp.com.vn

Embedded Research Translation Lead:

Do Thi Van Nguyet

Director

Live & Learn

Email: nguyet.dovan@livelearn.org

Embedded Research Translation Lead:

Ryan Chartier

Principal Exposure Scientist

RTI International

Email: rchartier@rti.org

Supporting Partner(s):

Ngo Cao Lam

Dean, Department of Environmental Health and School Health

Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Title of Project: Avoid the TRAP: Multi-sector collaboration between health, education and environment to minimize impact of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2021-2022

 

Sector: Air pollution

 

Country: Viet Nam 

 

Lead Institution: University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

 

Co-PI Institution: N/A

 

Partner(s): Live & Learn, D&L Technology Integration and Consulting JSC and RTI International

 

Final Budget: $ 133,544.00

 

Project Length: 24 months

 

Research Objective:

 

To minimize the impact of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on children

 

Project Description:

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are approximately 60,000 deaths each year in Vietnam due to air pollution, and up to 70% of the total air pollution is from the transportation sector. Such data have demonstrated the danger of being exposed to air pollution caused by transportation or traffic-related air pollution (TRAP).

Children are a vulnerable population group and are often exposed to high levels of TRAP while travelling to and from school in urban settings. However, very little data on the health effects of TRAP in Vietnamese children are available, which hinders the development of appropriate policies to minimize TRAP and the exposure to TRAP in children. We aim to target this research gap by developing evidence-based products to promote community engagement in protecting school children from a high level of exposure to TRAP.

 

Embedded Research Translation Product:

Communication materials to protect from TRAP for children, parents, teachers and the public

Public educational videos and news with free access

 

Embedded Research Translation Audience:

Children, parents, teachers, doctors and local authorities

 

Outputs:

  • Guidelines to protect from TRAP for children and parents
  • Training materials for family doctors and health staff (posters, slides) 
  • Training for family doctor networks
  • A workshop for governmental agencies
Project Details

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