Optimizing Ventilation to Improve Health

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03894995


Our overall goal is to optimize preferred, ventilating windows/apertures/vents in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka, Bangladesh. We will: I. Collect baseline data on housing types and finalize windows/vents protoypes. II. Measure the impact of improved ventilation on air exchange rates in houses in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka and characterize the current and potential market for windows/vents in households in low-income neighborhoods of Dhaka, Bangladesh. III. Understand recipients' (tenants and landords) perceived benefits of installed window/vent designs and difficulties faced with adoption of each design

Official Title

Optimizing Windows to Improve Ventilation in Dhaka Slums

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 1) lack cross-ventilation at the time of enrollment

   - 2) have obtained landlord permission to make adjustments to their dwelling,

   - 3) have a free roof where a window can be installed

Exclusion Criteria:

   - 1) Household reports receiving dust from nearby machine that pulverizes materials for
   making roads


other: Installation of ventilation

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305