Health of miners at high altitudes in the Andes

Although mining at high altitude is a high risk occupation, it is also a hugely important economic activity in South America, and this proposal aims to improve the physical and mental condition of all those miners labouring at high altitudes.  A new project based at the University of Oxford started in January 2012 looking at translating recent advances in human physiology and genetics into improvements in health of miners at high altitudes in the Andes.