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Trained Community Healthcare Provider giving preventative health information to a household in Kenya

Addressing the health impacts of climate change

The relationship between climate and health is complex and diverse. Our award-holders are working with policymakers to develop resilient health systems within the global context of climate change.

  • Published: 26 February 2024

Improving young people’s mental health worldwide

This month, NIHR joined with other leading global funders as a partner in ‘Being’, a new international mental health initiative for young people. In this feature, we focus on youth mental health, and explore how NIHR-funded projects are addressing this long-neglected issue in innovative ways.

  • Published: 17 November 2022
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Tracking global antimicrobial resistance with genomic sequencing

Bacterial antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing threat to global public health. In 2019, AMR was associated with nearly five million deaths globally. The rise in AMR threatens healthcare at all levels in every country, with infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, soil and food-borne diseases becoming more difficult to treat.

  • Published: 21 September 2022

Working together for better lung health

Our RESPIRE network has successfully engaged with communities and health workers across Asia to prevent and treat respiratory diseases. Photo courtesy Vadu Rural Health Program, King Edward Memorial Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC) Pune, India.

  • Published: 04 April 2022

How CLEAN-Air Africa is tackling the hidden killer of household air pollution

Around the world, smoke from domestic fuel causes more premature deaths and illness than malaria and HIV combined. The NIHR-funded CLEAN-Air Africa project, a partnership between UK researchers and health authorities and institutions in Kenya, Cameroon, and Ghana, is working to address the threat of household air pollution, improving health and reducing the harmful impact on the environment.

  • Published: 08 November 2021

Frugal innovations in surgical technology in rural India

Surgeons and engineers at the NIHR Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies at the University of Leeds have been working with partners in India to develop innovative surgical technology, tools and training for routine operations to be safely and successfully conducted in rural hospitals, where surgeons cannot access high-tech facilities, specialist equipment and general anaesthetic routinely used in high-income settings like the UK.

  • Published: 20 October 2021