The following are some of our research projects and outputs in Asia:

Institute for Global Health and Development

Cambodia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone
An international partnership with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Makerere University in Uganda, working for improved access to effective health care for the poor in post-conflict countries.

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Whole Systems of Care for Stroke Patients in China
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
This initiative is funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development.  The 16-month project has been developed in collaboration with medical anthropology, nursing and public health researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University to build evidence towards the development of a stroke care system for older adults in Guangdong Province.

Designing and Evaluating Provider Results-based Financing for Tuberculosis Care in Georgia: Understanding Costs, Mechanisms of Effect and Impact

2017 - Present
With ITM Antwerp, London School of Tropical Medicine, Cuaratio Foundation. The 48-month research project is to assist the Government of Georgia in developing a provider incentive payment scheme for Tuberculosis. It will generate evidence on its effects on adherence and treatment success rates and costs.

Systems Resilience in UNRWA Health Provision to Palestine Refugees Displaced by the Syria Crisis.

Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
2016 - Present
With the American University Beirut and UNRWA. This project explores key vulnerabilities of UNRWA health systems in the face of disruptions associated with the displacement of Palestine refugees registered in Syria. The research aims to identify strategies to strengthen health system resilience in contexts of protracted displacement. This research project is funded by Elrha's Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises R2HC Programme. The R2HC Programme is funded equally by the Wellcome Trust and Department for International Development with Elrha overseeing the programmes execution and management.

NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF)

Lebanon, Sierra Leone, El Salvador
2017- Present
The NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF) at QMU focuses on contexts where displacement, conflict, pandemic disease or weak capacity makes the delivery of health services especially challenging. Although its work seeks to be of wide relevance to the delivery of healthcare in situations of fragility, RUHF especially focuses on two vital but commonly neglected areas of health provision in these contexts: mental health and psychosocial support, and the treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.  RUHF researchers at QMU's Institute of Global Health and Development (IGHD) work closely with its collaborative partners - the Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, and the College of Medicine & Allied Health Science (COMAHS), Freetown Sierra Leone. 

Local Community Experiences of and Responses to Conflict-Induced Displacement from Syria: Views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey
2016 - Present
This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council, aims to critically examine how, why and with what effect local communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are responding to mass displacement from Syria and want to develop a greater understanding of the roles that religious values, beliefs and practices play both implicitly and explicitly in these responses. (COMAHS), Freetown Sierra Leone. 


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Kim Stuart Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit
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