Announcement: CHORUS Internal Innovation Fund Launch

Sep 30, 2022

We’re really excited to hear from our early and mid-career researchers on their innovative ideas for new research projects to support the CHORUS pillars! We have an amazing team of around 60 researchers across our partners in West Africa and South Asia, with skills, ideas and passion to improve the health services and systems for…


Blog: Urban slum life hit by poverty and tragedy

Sep 28, 2022

Deepak Joshi, CHORUS Researcher, HERD International, Nepal Our team, as part of making the video documentary, visited a slum area located in Pokhara City, located near the airport. We also visited the weekly clinic conducted by one of the health facilities offering services to the residents. We were five people in our team including myself,…


Webinar: PEN Training at Urban Primary Health Care Facilities, with Professor Malay K. Mridha

Aug 17, 2022

  Professor Malay K. Mridha, from James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, joins the CHORUS team for a webinar on the integration of Package of Essential Non-Communicable Diseases (PEN) interventions in urban primary health care systems. This webinar covers: The components of PEN Evidence of benefits of implementing PEN in different countries…


Blog: Measuring and Addressing Deprivation in Informal Settlements: Two Frameworks to Use

Aug 16, 2022

Delali Kumapley, Research Uptake Officer, CHORUS Ghana In this blog, Delali Kumapley (CHORUS RU Officer) reports back on the recent webinar with CHORUS, IDEAMAPs, and the University of York’s Urbanisation and Health Network, on ‘Measuring and Responding to Urban Deprivation in Cities, in Low and Middle-Income Countries’, held on 7th July 22. The webinar showcased…


Blog: Comparing life for the poor in informal and formal settlements

Aug 12, 2022

Professor Tim Ensor, CHORUS Research Director, University of Leeds Is someone who is poor better off living in a slum (informal settlement) or in accommodation mixed in with all other households? This question has been on my mind recently, particularly after our pertinent webinar on Community Mapping and Domains of Deprivation with Caroline Kabaria recently…


Blog: Community Mapping and Domains of Deprivation

Jul 20, 2022

Delali Kumapley, Research Uptake Officer, CHORUS Ghana Community Mapping and GIS: Application for Health Research – Summary and Reflections from the Webinar Available statistics show that Sub-Saharan Africa records the highest number of slum dwellers. About 62% of the region’s urban population resides in slums as compared to 35% in Southern Asia (UN-Habitat, 2014). Although…


Webinar: Community Mapping and GIS. Application for Health Research, with Dr. Caroline Kabaria

Jul 4, 2022

  Dr. Caroline Kabaria joins the CHORUS team for a webinar on community mapping and its application for health research. Dr. Kabaria, Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Centre, presents on the participatory mapping of health services in slum areas in Kenya, and the Domains of Deprivation Framework of IDEAMAPs Network….


Webinar: Measuring and responding to urban deprivation in cities in low and middle income countries

Jun 21, 2022

CHORUS, IDEAMAPS and University of York’s Urbanisation and Health Network collaborate to bring a webinar on Measuring and Responding to Urban Deprivation  7th July 2022 11.00 – 12.00 BST   In rapidly growing and changing urban areas in the global south, decision-makers, from communities to governments, face many challenges in understanding and responding to the…


Blog: Understanding the Health Needs of the Vulnerable – Lessons from the Community

Jun 7, 2022

Delali Kumapley, Research Uptake Officer, CHORUS Ghana Image credits  – University of Ghana, School of Public Health   One of the main problems faced by the poorer populations living in informal settlements or slums is their inaccessibility to proper healthcare. Healthcare provision in informal settlements can be limited due to inadequate government resources and the…


Blog: Men’s Health in Urban Bangladesh – Is the Urban Primary Healthcare System Leaving Men behind?

Jun 1, 2022

Maisha Ahsan Momo, Research Assistant, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh Image credits  – ARK Foundation, Bangladesh   Abdur Rahim (pseudonym, aged 65+) lazily passes his days at his shabby little home in Duwaripara slum. Being a retired day-laborer, he is now financially dependent on his wife’s and daughter’s income, both of whom work as part-time maids for…


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