The following are some of our research projects and outputs in Africa:

Institute for Global Health and Development

ReBUILD
Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Cambodia
2017 - Present
An international partnership with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Makerere University in Uganda working for improved access for the poor to effective health care in post-conflict countries. Find out more about the ReBUILD project

Optmizing Health Systems: Implementation of Decentralised Care for Patients with Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
University of Cape Town, South Africa
2018 - Present
The aim of this Medical Research Council-funded project is to identify opportunities to for feasible, short- to medium-term interventions to improve decentralisation of services for patients with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) in South Africa

Strengthening Evidence for Scaling of Psychological First Aid in Humanitarian Settings

Sierra Leone, Liberia
2016 - 2018
IGHD worked with the War Trauma Foundation on this R2HC-funded study to look at the deployment of Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) in the Ebola Response in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and its subsequent broader rollout across the health sector in these countries.

Channels of Hope for Child Protection
Senegal, Uganda, Guatemala
2018 - Present
IGHD researchers have supported the evaluation of strengthening community-based World Vision programmes seeking to mobilise local faith communities in promoting child protection. After pilot work in Malawi, impact research studies are currently underway in Senegal and planned for settings in Central Asia and Latin America.


NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility
Sierra Leone, Lebanon, El Salvador
2017 - Present
The NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF) focuses on contexts where displacement, conflict, pandemic disease or weak capacity makes the delivery of health services especially challenging. Although its work seeks to be of wide relevance to the delivery of healthcare in situations of fragility, RUHF especially focuses on two vital but commonly neglected areas of health provision in these contexts: mental health and psychosocial support and the treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. RUHF Researchers at the QMU’s Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) work closely with the Unit's collaborative partners -the Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, and the College of Medicine & Allied Health Science (COMAHS), Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Research
Witswatersrand University, South Africa
2018 - Present
Witswatersrannd University, University Of Aberdeen.  A Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) programme strengthening health systems in South Africa through people-centred and comprehensive primary care approaches to leverage inter-sectoral action.

 

Centre for Applied Social Sciences

Kilifi Secondary School Girls' Project
Kenya, Manarani Secondary School, Pwani University
2018 - Present
Research project studying a small sample of secondary school girls in order to explore their lived experience of transitioning into adulthood, identifying barriers to their retention at school or progress to university as well as their resilience strategies.

 

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Sydney, Australia
2018- Present
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Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit

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Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit

Kim Stuart Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit
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Vivian Rutherford Research and Knowledge Exchange Officer
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