LSHTM staff based in the Philippines
LSHTM staff with research projects in the Philippines
Professor Chris Drakeley , Reader in Infection & Immunity , Director of LSHTM Malaria Centre
Dr. Alex Cohen , Senior Lecturer
Research projects in the Philippines
♦ 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; Kota Marudu).
Please see a brief summary here
Project Leader: Chris Drakeley
♦ Three models of community mental health services in low-income 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.
Please see the full case study here
Project Leader: Alex Cohen