Ongoing: Verbal Autopsy (VA), a scientific method of proven validity used for establishing the cause of death of individuals in a community. This is particularly useful in situations where the proportion of deaths occurring under medical care are low and where no autopsies are carried out. VA has been successfully employed in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Egypt, Indonesia and several other countries, to determine the cause of death of individuals in various circumstances.
2010: Bhopal Water Report. Aio Haberli.
This report proves that, 25 years after the worst industrial accident ever, the people of Bhopal are being poisoned by a contaminated water supply.
2008: Mapping of communities affected by groundwater contamination; analysis of water samples. (Community healthworkers and volunteer (Switzerland).
2007: Study on anaemia in communities exposed and unexposed to contaminated groundwater. Neil Shepherd (UK).
2007: Study of menopause among women 30–55 in exposed and unexposed communities. Stanford University students.
2007: Effect of Yoga on hypertension and blood sugar. Yoga therapist.
2004–2007: Longterm follow-up of persons exposed to toxic gas in-utero. (In collaboration with McGill University, Montreal).
2004–2007: Study of disabilities among children in two communities; data remains to be analysed.
2002–2003: Study on the efficacy of tulsi in the treatment of respiratory disorders; incomplete.
2002–2003: Study on growth and development among next generation of gas exposed. Data remains to be analysed; unpublished. (In collaboration with Florida State University).
2002: Survey on the medical, social, economic and environmental conditions in Atal Ayub Nagar. Student (Varanasi, India).
2001–2003: Survey of the health, economic and social status of residents of Annu Nagar. (Community healthworkers).
2001: Study on the effect on children born to gas-exposed parents. Published in October 2003 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA.
2001: Study on efficacy of Yoga in the treatment of menstrual disorders; incomplete. (Yoga therapists).
2001: Survey of diabetes in one community. (Nursing students from the UK).
2000: Fact-finding Mission study carried out to identify the chemicals present in the breastmilk of mothers in the communities affected by ground water contamination. (Community healthworkers & Fact-finding mission volunteers).
2000: Healthcamps to find out the prevalence of anaemia in a population exposed to contaminated groundwater. (Community healthworkers, pathology lab technicians, doctors).
1999: Effects of Yoga therapy on Chronic Respiratory Disorders related to the Union Carbide gas disaster in 1984 presented at the 16th World Asthma Congress in Buenos Aires. (Yoga therapists).
Findings include significant and sustained improvement of lung function in all subjects and discontinuation of medication by more than half of those in the study.
1999: Assessment of drug distribution in gas-affected Bhopal.
This study concluded that only 16 percent of prescriptions were rational, and that there was little difference in the quality of prescriptions issued by qualified and non-qualified practitioners. 46 percent of most sold drugs were found to be harmful or useless.
1996: Survey of the health, social and economic status of residents of JP Nagar and Shakti Nagar. (Community healthworkers).