Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health Systems (CHORUS)

Who we are: CHORUS is a Research Programme Consortium that brings together health researchers from Africa, South Asia and the UK. CHORUS works with communities, health professionals and city level decision makers to develop and test ways to improve the health of the poorest urban residents.
The Challenge: As rapid and uncontrolled urbanisation continues across low- and middle-income countries, health systems are struggling to keep up, and the needs of poor urban communities are often not met. This is especially true for those experiencing exclusion due to intersections with gender, caste, ethnicity, religion and disability.
The Response: The CHORUS vision is to address these challenges and help build resilience in urban health systems. Our demand-led approach will work with poor communities to understand their health needs and design and evaluate interventions that will drive the improvement of the urban health system. We will work closely with urban policymakers and providers to ensure that any intervention developed is consistent with policy objectives and is feasible and sustainable. Our response will be divided into a number of research pillars and cross cutting themes.  

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Great to see WHO's priorities for urban health: systems thinking, focusing on under-researched areas and groups and taking action at city level @who_urbanhealth @IS_UrbanHealth https://bityl.co/FzAQ

Join our webinar on December 7, 2022 where experts from Leeds Institute of Health Sciences will discuss the role of health economics in helping to understand and evaluate health systems and health system interventions.
@HealthEcoRN @arkfoundation1 @DiaDeM_NIHR @CHEyork

Join our webinar on December 7, 2022 where experts from Leeds Institute of Health Sciences will discuss the role of health economics in helping to understand and evaluate health systems and health system interventions.
@HealthEcoRN @arkfoundation1 @DiaDeM_NIHR @CHEyork

Interesting paper on using participatory systems thinking for action in Municipal prioritisation and planning in Asia https://bityl.co/FVQ0

Thanks all for great discussions at #HSR2022 yesterday on #urbanhealth system strengthening by identifying and co-designing solutions together
#CodesignCHORUS
@H_S_Global @arkfoundation1 @HERDIntl @HPRG_Nigeria

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@deepsmnr summarises his presentation highlighting the importance of multisectoral engagement of state and nonstate actors and communities to identify and co-design solutions to act together for strengthening #urbanhealth system @ #hsr2020.

A memo on "A call to @H_S_Global to recognize #visaprivilege and address #visadiscrimination towards the "Global South" being presented by HSG #AfricanNetwork members at the AGM #HSR2022 @daktari1 @CKyobutungi @results4dev @asoucat @cashin_cheryl @IreneAgyepong @EdwineBarasa

Projects

CHORUS Research Pillars

 

CHORUS is funded by UK aid from the British people, however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.