Online Session: “Changing Gender and Social Norms” – ICUH2022

Feb 3, 2023

How are changing gender and social norms influencing health seeking behaviour and health systems in cities in West Africa and South Asia? Findings from qualitative and quantitative research in Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal and Bangladesh. Lauren Wallace, Sushama Kanan, Helen Elsey, Abriti Arjyal, Chinyere Mbachu     To watch our online session at the International Conference…


Blog: The Transgender Community and Disparities of the Urban Health Care System. Untold Stories

Jan 8, 2023

By Umme Salma Anee, Nondita Hassan, Fariha Islam Munia, Maisha Ahsan Momo, Tahmid Hasan, Deepa Barua and Rumana Huque. ARK Foundation, Bangladesh A transgender woman, named Sumaiya (pseudonym), became sick while collecting money for a prolonged time under the scorching heat of summer. She went to buy medicine from a road side drug store. While…


Blog: Safeguarding and Urban Health Researchers in Bangladesh

Jan 8, 2023

By Samina Huque, Project Manager and Safeguarding Focal Point, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh Safeguarding policies and practices in the global health research sector are inspired and influenced by different sources and entities. In most countries, organizations form their safeguarding policies as per the law of the respective country and relevant laws of the host/donor countries they…


Webinar: Using NVIVO for Qualitative Data Management

Dec 22, 2022

In this CHORUS webinar, Dr. Adanna Nwameme from the Ghana Team provides a training session on qualitative data analysis using the NVIVO software.   Watch the training session here!  


Key Messages from the International Conference on Urban Health 2022

Dec 21, 2022

CHORUS participants at the International Conference on Urban Health, along with researchers from ARISE and Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities, identified their key messages from the conference to use as a platform for discussion at a Joint Satellite Session at the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Bogota, Colombia from 31 October to…


Recruiting! – Come and Work With Us

Dec 12, 2022

The CHORUS Ghana Team are recruiting a Qualitative Researcher and Project Coordinator to join the team in Accra. The successful applicant will work with the current team of researchers to support the design, organisation and conduct of the CHORUS Ghana Research Project. This will include implementing the research and coordinating project activities to ensure timely…


Webinar: “Health Financing and Public Expenditure Management Tools”

Dec 9, 2022

In this CHORUS webinar, Prof. Rumana Huque from ARK Foundation, introduces public expenditure management tools and specifically, PER, PETs and NHA. A discussion follows on how these tools are useful in understanding overall fund flow and how they can be used at subnational level. Finally, examples of how the tools can be used in practice…


Webinar: “Intervention Co-creation Methods and Approaches”

Nov 24, 2022

In this CHORUS Webinar, Professor Helen Elsey from the University of York, introduces frameworks and useful papers on co-design processes.   Watch the presentation here!


Webinar: “Health Economics Tools”

Nov 23, 2022

In this CHORUS webinar: Dr. Bryony Dawkins and Prof. Tim Ensor discuss the role of health economics in helping to understand and evaluate health systems and health system interventions. The presentation briefly presents nine techniques and tools, from understanding sources of funding and funding flows, through analysis of equity, economic evaluation and provider payments. Watch the…


CHORUS at 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research – Bogota, Columbia. 31 October to 4 November 2022

Oct 25, 2022

We are excited to be part of Health Systems Global’s 7th Symposium on Health System Research. Some of the team will be joining in Bogota, whilst others participating virtually. The theme for this symposium is ‘Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges’ with subthemes: The politics and policies…


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