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NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums

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Introduction

The aim of the NIHR funded Global Health Research Unit on Improving Healthcare in Slums is to work collaboratively to improve health service delivery in slums, benefitting the population of low and middle income countries by reducing morbidity and mortality at the population level, and doing this at the smallest possible cost to both individuals receiving health services and wider society.

Our Research

The project team will map current health services and facilities and understand how these are used in seven slums across Asia and Africa. They will identify the costs associated with how the health services run in each slum, including costs to the patients and their households.

Looking to the long-term the team will develop models of the health services and use these to look at ways of improving health service delivery.

News and Events

PhD Students

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums welcomes 6 PhD students into the Unit.

CHPD Hosts Korail Slum Mapathon at IUB

The Centre for Health, Population and Development at Independent University, Bangladesh held a mapathon on 31st March, 2018.

Impact

The aim of this project is to develop a competitive proposal which will improve health service delivery through digital innovation, benefitting the people who live in LMICs by reducing morbidity and mortality at population level, and doing this at the smallest possible cost to both the individuals receiving health services and wider society.

Meet the Team

NIHR Team

The Unit is led by Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick and collaborates with other academic institutions including Keele University, African Population and Health Research Centre in Kenya, University of Ibadan in Nigeria, The Aga Khan University in Pakistan and the Independent University Bangladesh.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us, please direct your e mail to Simon Smith, Project Manager s.j.smith@warwick.ac.uk


The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not neccessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care

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