Project final report

Establishing the linkages between foodborne bacterial enteropathies and malnutrition in Timor Leste - Final report

Date released
25 January 2022
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Dr Ben Polkinghorne


This study sought to develop a better understanding of the relationship between malnutrition and enteropathogen infections in infants in Timor-Leste and the contribution of social, zoonotic, and environmental factors affecting their transmission. 

A key aim of the project was to strengthen capacity in human and animal public health within Timor-Leste and share the results with the community. The project also served as a pilot to establish the feasibility of conducting a larger study on the relationship between infant stunting and gastrointestinal infections in Timor-Leste.

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