The global challenge of drowning prevention
- Published: 25 July 2023
The global challenge of drowning prevention
Working alongside a global network of surgeons, NIHR- funded researchers have shown that the number of life-threatening surgical site infections can be reduced by a simple, low-cost change of gloves and instruments during surgery.
Addressing the challenge of cardiovascular diseases in LMICs
Women working in health research in South Africa
Supporting research capacity strengthening for global health
How our funded projects are using visual participatory methods to address local needs in global health research.
Strengthening the evidence base for effective health systems delivery in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is a key priority for NIHR.
The NIHR Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies has developed and trained surgeons to use innovative new devices, enabling routine surgery in remote communities in low-resource settings.
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.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now the biggest cause of death worldwide. Our team investigated key risk factors for NCDs in lower middle income countries.
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.
Global Health feature highlighting research into the rise of diabetes and heart disease in South Asia
The University of York ‘ASTRA’ group has developed new evidence on use of smokeless tobacco to support and drive forward policy change to improve public health.
NIHR-funded research in Nepal has informed public health interventions to prevent death and injury caused by road traffic collisions and accidents, and is working with partners to address these problems in LMICs worldwide.
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.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on the Prevention and Management of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is working with midwives across eight countries to prevent stillbirth and improve care for bereaved families.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is improving surgical outcomes in low and middle income countries through collaborative research and training, providing evidence to change surgical practice and improve patient care.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases is making progress on efforts to understand and treat debilitating skin infections including podoconiosis, mycetoma and scabies in East Africa.
Safat Ullah undertook a GHR SPARC award with the University of York to develop his research skills and experience to take his career to the next level.
NIHR funded research projects are building equitable partnerships in Sierra Leone that seek to share medical understanding and knowledge.
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.
A feature on the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), who have enabled the successful development of virus genome sequencing capacity.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based in Oxford, Tanzania and Uganda are testing novel diagnostic tools and strengthening local capacity to improve early diagnosis of blood cancers called lymphomas.
NIHR-funded researchers are working with communities on three continents to improve the patient journey and reduce stigma for people with cutaneous leishmaniasis.