Blog: Achieving Data Excellence for Stronger Health Systems

Jul 9, 2024

By Deepak Joshi, HERD International “Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” – Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of world wide web) Quality health data is crucial for informed, responsive decision making and resource allocation for improved health outcomes. But how do we ensure data is of a high quality and…

Blog: Urban Dispensaries and Primary Healthcare in Dhaka

Jan 12, 2024

By Umme Salma Anee, Masroor Salauddin, Sadika Afrin, Faiaz Chowdhury, Nabila Binte jahan, Deepa Barua and Rumana Huque, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh, and Helen Elsey, University of York Urban regions in Bangladesh are now more densely populated as a result of migration and industrialization. With a population rise of 3.26% from 2022 to 2023, Dhaka, the…

Blog: Herding cats or Flying with the Flock? Experiences of co-designing health systems interventions to improve health in complex urban environments (ICUH Panel Session, Atlanta 2023)

Jan 5, 2024

With multiple stakeholders, all with competing agendas and different expectations – how do you effectively co-design sustainable, feasible, equitable interventions to strengthen health systems?   At the 19th International Conference on Urban Health, in Atlanta, USA November 2023, CHORUS researchers  from all partner countries contributed to a panel session to share our lessons and findings…

CHORUS at the 13th European Congress on Global Health, Netherlands, November 2023

Dec 21, 2023

CHORUS researchers enjoyed excellent representation at the 13th European Congress on Global Health (ECTMIH 2023), held in Utrecht, Netherlands from 20-23 November 2023. The theme for the conference was ‘Shaping the Future of Equitable and Sustainable Planetary Health’. Here is a summary of the CHORUS panel, presentations and posters during which we shared findings from…

Blog: Uniting Planetary Health and Climate Justice – A Call to Global Action

Dec 13, 2023

by Baby Naznin, Senior Research Associate (BRAC University, James P. Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh) In the heart of Utrecht, Netherlands, the 13th European Congress for Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) recently concluded, leaving a profound impact on the global discourse around planetary health. Organized by the Federation of European Societies of Tropical…

Webinar: Regression Analysis

Nov 10, 2023

In this session of the CHORUS 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.  

Webinar: An introduction to Discrete Choice Experiments

Nov 10, 2023

  As part of the CHORUS webinar series, Prof. Zahidul Quayyum (BRAC JPGSPH) moderates a session on Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs), and their importance and application in eliciting healthcare preferences. Dr. Edward Webb, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, introduces DCEs and the study of preferences and decisions, discusses how to carry out a…

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

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