UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Study

Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Study

The objectives of the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) study are to address health in inequalities across peri-urban slums whilst aligning with local Non-governmental Organisation’s infection priority goals (e.g. Stop Diarrhoea Initiative) while further collaborating between different institutions, organisations and individual researchers all around the globe. We believe CHIP will allow encouraging interdisciplinary research innovation and implementation towards addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for i) no poverty; ii) zero hunger; iii) good health & wellbeing; iv) clean water & sanitation; v) affordable and clean energy; vi) reduced inequalities and vii) sustainable city environments (goals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 & 11).

CHIP is a multi-country endeavour which aims to address infections in children under-five living in peri-urban slums. It is currently being operationalised across three countries and is guided by the following research methodologies.

Please visit CHIP website for more information.


    The term One Health describes more of an approach than a concept, and refers to a process of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across multiple sectors for addressing the health of people, animals and the environment.


    Also referred to as Participatory Research, the Citizen Science approach works with communities to participate in the research process in a meaningful way. CHIP aims to engage with the community from the outset, and they are involved in formulating the research question, collecting the data, and developing the project.


    Antimicrobial resistance has steadily emerged as one of the key global health challenges of the 21st century. CHIP aims to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial resistance on childhood infections and determine the environmental pathways that are contributing to this.

Co-directors of CHIP Consortium

Professor Monica Lakhanpaul

Professor Lakhanpaul’s research promotes citizen science using structured and participatory methods to co-design interventions for the advancement of population science. She particularly focuses on disability, asthma and nutrition as exemplar public health issues in South Asian families to optimise their health and later risk for non-communicable disease. She is also a community paediatrician and works directly with children and their families to understand their health challenges. 

Dr Logan Manikam

Logan is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer and ST5 Public Health Registrar at UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare, Southwark Council and Chatham House. He has extensive experience conducting and supervising systematic reviews, having published over 10 Cochrane and non-Cochrane reviews. His research interests include immunotherapy for infant feeding practices and improving care in small and sick neonates in LMIC.