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.  



Policy-makers need to consider different social groups when designing intervention policies aimed to improve the health outcomes for the under-fives in Bangladesh slums.

#ResearchUptake is incomplete without community! Relationships are key and can build interest and alignment from the outset.
#ResearchInterest, #ResearchUse, #ResearchImpact

@AgwuP and @bigsharma share insights

@DKumapley @HERDIntl @helenelsey @IreneAgyepong @HPRG_Nigeria


Group discussion on CHORUS Safeguarding with the focal persons about planning and capacity strengthening needs for safeguarding.
@ChorusUrban @SaminaHuque1 @RumanaHuque @timensor1964 @helenelsey
#chorus #safeguarding #urbanhealth

The CHORUS Partner Meeting is well underway at @UniversityLeeds A great team! 🇬🇭🇧🇩🇳🇬🇳🇵
#UrbanHealth #Urbanhealthsystems

"Strengthening primary health care system is a key to achieve universal health coverage." - Dr. Nat Brittain from the FCDO states in the first in-person partner meeting of CHORUS in University of Leeds, UK.
@ChorusUrban @helenelsey @RumanaHuque @timensor1964 @FCDOHealthRes


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.