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There is a direct link between poverty and health. In developing countries, there are high levels of child/maternal mortality, people are more susceptible to disease and have limited access to healthcare. Development work focuses on strengthening healthcare systems, providing access to health care and tackling diseases such as malaria and HIV/Aids; members of the GRP have been active in all these areas.

Through the Infant and Maternal Health Programme in Malawi, Warwick has collaborated with partner institutions to train non-physician clinicians in advanced neonatal and obstetrics care so as to compensate for the lack of medical doctors. Warwick researchers are also leading a programme in Malawi to study the effectiveness of a home-based test for HIV, thus again tackling the problem of lack of easy access to doctors and hospitals.

Current Research Projects

Home-based Testing in Malawi

Warwick Medical School

The project is lead by Hendy Maheswaran, a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow and Public Health Doctor at Warwick Medical School, working in collaboration with the College of Medicine in Malawi, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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Obstetric & Neonatal Training In Sub-Saharan Africa

Warwick Medical School

Education and training for Non-Physician Clinicians (NPCs) is the key to improving healthcare for mothers and babies in rural and urban areas of Africa.