CAHRD: Frequently asked questions

What does CAHRD do?

CAHRD brings together people and organisations with different skills, disciplines and experience.  Through the network, new ideas, methodologies, approaches and interventions for operational, implementation, and health systems research are shared and developed into solutions to health problems in of low and middle income populations.  Collaborative bids are written to secure funding to test and implement these solutions.

What is the aim of CAHRD?

CAHRD aims to improve the health of low and middle income populations; saving and improving the quality of lives.

What is different about CAHRD?

CAHRD develops equitable partnerships and collaborations which promote the interests and capacity of individuals and organisations in Global South. It actively promotes and sustains multi-disciplinary engagement in the co-production and utilization of new knowledge.

Why would I become involved in CAHRD?

If you believe in the aim, mission, and principles of CAHRD and wish overcome challenges to health in low and middle income populations, then you would become involved in CARHD in order to engage new disciplines and partners to find solutions and secure funding together.

How could I become involved in CAHRD?

You could become involved in CAHRD in a number of ways:

  • Participate in the preparation and conduct of the biennial Consultation for Applied Health Research & Delivery. The next meeting is on 12th and 13th June 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool.
  • Participate in CAHRD Seminars at LSTM and The University of Warwick.
  • Email CAHRD focal points in any of the following organisations: REACH Trust Malawi, Ifakara Health Institute Tanzania, MLW Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine Malawi, BRAC School of Public Health, Bangladesh, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Warwick UK.

What value does CAHRD add?

CAHRD explicitly brings a multi-disciplinary approach to both the full range of applied health research (incorporating operational research, implementation research, and health systems research) and the delivery of health interventions.  It includes a specific focus on equity and gender equity in the health solutions that it develops.

What is the unique selling point of CAHRD?

The application of multi-disciplinary academic rigour to the development and implementation of practical and workable health solutions for low and middle income populations.