Two Monash Malaysia professors – Daniel Reidpath and Pascale Allotey – are part of an international research consortium which was awarded an AUD $14 million grant. In one of only four such successes selected from over 600 applications worldwide, the Wellcome Trust (UK) awarded the prestigious grant to the Monash University-led team for a research project that will potentially improve the lives of more than a billion people living in urban slums globally.
Part of the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Our Planet Our Health’ funding program, Monash will use the grant for a five-year research project that will significantly advance human health and wellbeing in slums – or informal settlements – by transforming water infrastructure, water management, and sanitation practices.
Informal settlements are found mostly in rapidly growing urban areas of low to middle-income countries. They have poor health and well-being, inextricably linked to environmental exposure to pathogens, pollutants, and disease vectors in water, food, air, and soil.
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