Research

Adelante Initiative workload data report – 2020

By |2020-11-03T07:53:14-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Reports, Research|

The present study was conducted at the sugarcane mill Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Data collection occurred during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 sugarcane harvests (November–April). Ten manual jobs performed by workers at ISA (selected based on apparent differences in work effort) were identified for comparison. For the current study, participants were [...]

Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers

By |2020-06-18T09:32:34-05:00May 13th, 2020|General, Reports, Research|

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Manuscript “Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers: promising evidence from enhanced workplace interventions” in BMJ Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This publication contains the results of Year 2 (Harvest 2) of the Adelante Initiative Intervention Study. Here, we highlight that after implementation of enhanced workplace [...]

Striking Similarities. Key Differences?

By |2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00January 10th, 2017|Press Releases, Research|

CKDnT Field Investigation Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia Tom Laffay 2017 January Summary: On January 10 and 11, 2017 I visited communities in the Cauca Valley of Colombia, based out of the department capital city Cali with a driver/fixer to investigate cases of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional causes (CKDnT) (In Colombian Spanish, insuficiencia renal [...]