Study on parasitic infections and asthma in Uganda


  • Dr Harriet Mpairwe

    Uganda Virus Research Institute

Project summary

Harriet is a clinician and epidemiologist based at the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS. She is interested in investigating the causes of the increasing prevalence of asthma and other chronic inflammatory diseases, particularly in low-income countries. Her work during this Fellowship aims to investigate the risk factors associated with asthma in childhood, with emphasis on chronic immune-modulating infections such as worms and malaria. Understanding this could contribute to the development of an inexpensive, safe and effective intervention for the prevention and management of asthma.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.