Category: Cross-cutting

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

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 Register to attend the event for free: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urbanisation-and-health-network-webinar-area-deprivation-tickets-371109096297    In rapidly growing and changing urban areas in the global south, decision-makers, from communities to governments, face…


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

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…


Webinar: Developing a Typology of Private Healthcare Providers

Professor Tim Ensor discusses the public-private mix of funding and healthcare provision present in the health systems of the countries CHORUS is conducting research. He goes on to discuss developing a typology of private healthcare providers that can be used across CHORUS. The session includes an initial talk, followed by country-specific groupwork to discuss how…


Webinar: Health System Responsiveness

Professor Tolib Mirzoev discusses how health system responsiveness is framed and empirically assessed, to inform possible application of this concept in the CHORUS projects. The session draws on the original WHO framework and subsequent background review paper, and insights from collaborative research from the the on-going RESPONSE (improving systems responsiveness in Ghana and Vietnam) and…


Blog: Safeguarding in International Development Research: Putting Policy into Action

What is safeguarding? UKCDR defines safeguarding in research as “preventing and addressing any sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment of research participants, communities and research staff, plus any broader forms of violence, exploitation and abuse… such as bullying, psychological abuse and physical violence”. (UKCDR, February 2020) On a practical level, safeguarding means taking all reasonable steps…


Webinar: Research and Interventions in Complex Adaptive Systems

CHORUS CEO Irene Agyepong presented the theoretical concepts of understanding health systems as Complex Adaptive Systems, and discussed how to apply the theory when co-designing and evaluating health systems interventions. This was followed by discussions within CHORUS country teams on application within their intervention co-design, giving thought to the intended and unintended implications. Watch the…