Project in Philippines
On going projects
๐ Defining the biomedical, environmental and
social risk factors for human infection with Plasmodium knowlesi; opportunities
for prevention and control of an emerging zoonotic infection
This Research Consortium grant has been awarded under the
call ‘Environmental and Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI)’, a
joint initiative between the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural
Environment Research Council (NERC), the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
as part of the Living with Environmental Change programme.
The study sites are on
Palawan Island, the Philippines; and in Sabah, Malaysia (Kudat; Pulau Banggi;
Please see a brief summary here.
Project Leader: Chris Drakeley
๐ Three models of community mental health services in lowincome countries
Global Mental Health has emerged as a significant field in public health, as evidenced by series in The Lancet and PLoS Medicine, as well as by the establishment of the WHO mental health Gap Action Programme and the development of intervention guidelines for the treatment of mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized settings. However, a major obstacle to the goal of improving and expanding mental health services in low-income countries (LIC) is the comparative lack of evidence about how mental health services in LIC function in actual practice.
A qualitative case study methodology was employed to document the services of the three programs. The major component of the study was site visits (by AC) of five to ten days to each program: November 2008 and January 2009 (Nigeria), June 2009 (the Philippines), and November 2009 (India).
Please see the full case study here.
Project Leader: Alex Cohen