A community health worker conducting a survey in the Korail slum, Bangladesh – Wikipedia
Evidence from both mega-cities and rapidly expanding towns is vital to identify workable, cost-effective and scalable health systems that respond to the needs of urban populations, particularly the poor facing social exclusion and struggling to maintain good health.
We will work with communities, health providers and city governments to design and build health systems by addressing our four key pillars:
Our research will focus on key aspects of health systems, including data collection and use, quality supervision, financing, regulation and governance. To build evidence in different urban settings, we will work in one mega- and one medium-sized city in Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Our demand-led approach will follow five intertwined phases using the following methods: