Category: Cross-cutting

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


CHORUS at the ISUH 18th International Conference on Urban Health. 24 – 27 October 2022, Valencia, Spain

CHORUS has strong representation at the 18th International Conference on Urban Health this October. Held over four days in Valencia, Spain, and online, this year’s theme is ‘Growing our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity’. CHORUS contributions are detailed below. Follow our updates during the conference on twitter @CHORUSUrban, and join our sessions either in…


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

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

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

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, and Application for Health Research, with Dr. Caroline Kabaria

  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. CHORUS Communications Officer Delali Kumapley summarises her key takeaways…


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   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: 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…