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Routine change of surgical gloves makes global surgery safer

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.

  • Published: 30 June 2023

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

Improving global surgical outcomes through collaborative research

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.

  • Published: 17 February 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