Webinar: Regression Analysis

Nov 10, 2023

As part of CHORUS’s monthly webinar series, Dr. Joe Hicks, Lecturer in Medical Statistics at the University of Leeds, discusses the main uses of regression modelling, the types of quantitative research questions, the regression basics focusing on generalised linear models, and how to choose suitable models and interpret results.   Watch the webinar here!  

Webinar: An introduction to Discrete Choice Experiments

Nov 10, 2023

  As part of CHORUS’s monthly webinar series, Dr. Edward Webb, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, discusses Discrete Choice Experiments (DCE) and their importance and application in eliciting healthcare preferences. Md. Zahid Hasan, PhD student at the University of Leeds, discusses the determination of attributes and the development of choice sets for DCE…

CHORUS at the International Conference on Urban Health, Atlanta 2023

Nov 3, 2023

We are very pleased that CHORUS researchers have had numerous abstracts accepted for this year’s International Conference on Urban Health, being held in Atlanta, USA, from 7 – 9 November 2023. The theme for the conference is ‘Turning Evidence into Impact: Urban Equity as a Global Driver of Equity and Social Justice’. We hope to see…

Urban October 2023: Urbanisation and Health in Nepal

Oct 27, 2023

HERD International Special Edition of ‘Insights’ for Urban October 2023 Urbanisation and Health in Nepal   The latest ‘Insights’ evidence brief from HERD International highlights the rapid increase in the urban population in Nepal, and with it the alarming increase in air pollution and challenges in managing urban waste.   Click for full ‘Insights’ Edition…

Interview with Professor Helen Elsey, Himalayan Times: “The Urban Health System needs redesigning to achieve universal health coverage”

Oct 27, 2023

Helen Elsey, Associate Professor in Global Public Health at the University of York (UK) and Co-Director of the CHORUS Research Consortium, talks to Bal Krishna Sah of The Himalayan Times, on the challenges and opportunities in urban health, and the need to redesign the urban health system in order to achieve universal health coverage. Read the interview here https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/urban-health-system-needs-redesigning-to-achieve-universal-health-coverage

CHORUS Innovation Fund: 9 Innovative Projects

Oct 10, 2023

In summer 2022, early and mid-career researchers from across CHORUS were invited to submit research proposals for a first round of funding from the CHORUS Innovation Fund. The fund is for smaller innovative projects that would aim to:  Extend knowledge in relation to CHORUS 4 pillars Explore pillars/features in relation to groups of urban poor…

Engaging with the Media to Increase Impact

Sep 26, 2023

4 countries; 100 journalists; 55 media reports   ‘The findings of public health research should be made available to the general people.’ Rumana Huque, Executive Director, ARK Foundation   Journalists and the media are critical partners in the dissemination of health research. The media has significant influence over how people form opinions on health issues…

Webinar: Poverty Estimation in Small Urban Areas

Sep 19, 2023

A high-resolution spatial understanding of poverty can help policymakers design effective interventions that target marginalized and vulnerable groups. Often data from detailed household surveys (e.g., LSMS, DHS) provide estimates of poverty at the national level, but these are spatially patchy. On the other hand, national census data fully represents the population but lacks detail needed…

Webinar: Participatory Research Methods (Social Mapping and Transect Walk)

Sep 19, 2023

As part of the CHORUS Qualitative and Participatory Methods Action Learning Group’s webinar series, Tarana Ferdous, senior research associate at ARK Foundation, Bangladesh, provides an introduction to social mapping and transect walks. The webinar is chaired by Abriti Arjyal from HERD International. Watch the webinar here  

Webinar: Efficiency analysis of health care facilities

Aug 9, 2023

Health system efficiency is a significant concern for all, including policy makers and healthcare providers, and increasing efficiency is a decision makers’ criteria for priority setting. In this CHORUS webinar, Prof. Zahidul Quayyum from BRAC University (JPGSPH) and Md. Zahid Hasan, CHORUS PhD student at the University of Leeds, present and discuss how to measure…

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