Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Heath System-CHORUS
Project Progress :
Started Date:May 01 2020 Estimated Complete Date:April 30 2026
Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Heath System-CHORUSCategories :
The growing numbers of urban poor around the world face several health challenges including the double burden of diseases, exposure to environmental and human-made hazards and limited access to quality and affordable health care. Services are not sufficiently planned and integrated across multiple public, private and NGO providers and have frequently not kept pace with the changing disease burden or composition and needs of the urban poor. Furthermore, due to the informality of their living and working conditions, the urban poor, particularly the urban slum population are frequently overlooked in data, programmes and policies. Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Heath System-CHORUS, a Research Program Consortium (RPC) funded by UK Aid, envisions to improve urban health and reduce health inequities of urban communities. The RPC is implemented in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal and Nigeria. HERD International is responsible to implement the the project in Nepal.
Why is this project important?
We are implementing policy-focused, implementation research to identify cost-effective and sustainable Health System interventions in selected urban area of Nepal. Our research programme will contribute to urban health system to be accountable and responsive to the needs of the urbanpoor.
What are the Research Pillars?
Our research focuses on these four pillars:
i)Linking the plurality of private, NGO and government providers
ii)Building collaboration across sectors to address wider determinants of health
iii)Strengthening systems to prevent and respond to the double burden of non-communicable (NCDs) and communicable disease (CDs) and
iv)Reaching and engaging the urban poor.
This programme is a collaboration among the University of Leeds, University of York, HERD International Nepal, ARK Foundation Bangladesh, University of Ghana and University of Nigeria
Sushil Chandra Baral, Deepak Joshi, Shreeman Sharma