Journal article

Study design, rationale and methods of the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) study: a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate environmental and human health impacts of a water-sensitive intervention in informal settlements in Indonesia and Fiji

Karin Leder, John J Openshaw, Pascale Allotey, Ansariadi Ansariadi, S Fiona Barker, Kerrie Burge, Thomas F Clasen, Steven L Chown, Grant A Duffy, Peter A Faber, Genie Fleming, Andrew B Forbes, Matthew French, Chris Greening, Rebekah Henry, Ellen Higginson, David W Johnston, Rachael Lappan, Audrie Lin, Stephen P Luby Show all

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Increasing urban populations have led to the growth of informal settlements, with contaminated environments linked to poor human health through a range of interlinked pathways. Here, we describe the design and methods for the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) study, a transdisciplinary randomised trial evaluating impacts of an intervention to upgrade urban informal settlements in two Asia-Pacific countries. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: RISE is a cluster randomised controlled trial among 12 settlements in Makassar, Indonesia, and 12 in Suva, Fiji. Six settlements in each country have been randomised to receive the intervention at the outset; the remainder ..

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Grants

Awarded by Wellcome Trust 'Our Planet, Our Health' grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This trial has been primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust 'Our Planet, Our Health' grant (205222/Z/16/Z). The intervention is funded by the Asian Development Bank, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Monash University.