- Autores: Lanaspa M, Medeiros M
- Ano de Publicação: 2017
- Journal: Anais do Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
- Link: https://research.unl.pt/files/4168701/Microbioma_respirat_rio_saud_vel.pdf
Childhood pneumonia remains the major infant killer worldwide and displays a particularly devastating effect in sub-Saharan Africa despite the implementation and scaling-up of preventive programs and early management against paediatric pneumonia in developing countries. Studying the human microbiome and its positive effects in health may be one of the answers needed to tackle paediatric mortality caused by infectious diseases. This collaborative project between Portuguese and Angolan institutions aims to establish a birth cohort in the study area covered by CISA (Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Angola) in order to determine the healthy respiratory microbiome that could be the target for innovative preventive measures. Moreover the birth cohort will be a research platform enabling the attraction of competitive funds, promoting translational research and creating opportunities to train Angolan researchers.