Collaborations and Partnerships

ACT Consortium (Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy)

 

Although there is now a good research pipeline of antimalarials in response to the rapid spread of drug resistant malaria, there is very little evidence on how these drugs should best be deployed.Research focuses around four major themes: Access, Targeting, Safety and Quality                                                                                                                                  

Prof David Lalloo

Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Cambodia, Afghanistan 

AAU

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

   

AFIDEP

African Institute for Development Policy - In 2009, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank, was established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change and sustainable development, and health systems strengthening in Africa. The purpose of AFIDEP’s work is to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development by enabling the formulation of policies and programme interventions that are informed by sound research evidence in these focus areas.

 

Sub-saharan Africa

 

AAS

African Academy of Sciences: Our vision is to be the engine for driving scientific and technological development in Africa.

 

Africa

APHRC

Africa Population and Health Research Center: APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research.
APHRC is also committed to developing the next generation of globally competitive African scholars and leads by example through numerous research capacity strengthening initiatives and strong partnerships with top African universities and research institutions. Over the last decade, APHRC has contributed to a better Africa through quality research, and results-based strategic communications and policy engagement.

 

 Africa

 

ATS

American Thoracic Society: Founded in 1905 as the American Sanatorium Association to prevent, control, and treat tuberculosis; renamed the American Trudeau Society in 1938 and the American Thoracic Society in 1960. Originally the medical section of the American Lung Association, the Society became independently incorporated in 2000 as a 501 (c) (3) organization. Their mission is to improve health worldwide by advancing research, clinical care, and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders.

 

International

AvecNet

 

AvecNet (African Vector Control: New Tools) is a collaborative project between African and European Researchers to develop and evaluate new tools for malaria control in Africa.  

Prof Hilary Ranson

 

 

AWOL

 

The A·WOL Consortium consists of both academic and industrial partners funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose aim is to develop new drugs against onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). 

Prof Mark Taylor

 

 

 BOLD

 

Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Initiative: The BOLD (Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease) initiative is collecting country-specific data on the prevalence, risk factors and social and economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BOLD employs strictly standardized, tested methods for conducting COPD surveys in the general population and offers central co-ordination that supports collaborators to successfully implement the protocol, quality control and analyse the data.

   

BRAC

A  world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.  Their mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Their interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programmes that enable men and women to realise their potential. 

 

International

 

BREATHE

The BREATHE Partnership  brings African researchers, both leaders and trainees, together with international experts in all key aspects of household air pollution (HAP) in order to make the best use of new opportunities provided by £8m of recent grant investment directed at quantifying and reducing the health effects of household air pollution.

 

Africa

CAHRD 

 

CAHRD is a virtual network of organisations co-ordinated by LSTM. It brings together individuals and disciplines, working together across the full range of applied health research encompassing operational, implementation, and health systems research. Members of CAHRD also engage directly in supporting the delivery of a range of health interventions and services within developing countries. 

CAHRD Contact Prof Bertie Squire, Annmarie Hand (CAHRD Administrator) ahand@liv.ac.uk

 

Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania

 

CouNTDown

The COUNTDOWN consortium was formed in 2014 and is a research programme consortium funded by The Research and Evidence Division (RED) of The Department for International Development (DFID).

Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) researchers, policy makers, practitioners and Implementation Research (IR) specialists, from the UK, USA and Africa, have come together to generate knowledge about the realities of increasing the reach of NTD treatment, in different contexts.

To do this, CouNTDown will conduct research in three African countries. Each country reflects a different level of health expenditure, diversity in disease ecologies and NTD skills, experience and programme implementation

 

 Africa

 

 CNTD

 

The Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) was established in 2000 and has an outstanding record of achievement in the areas of implementation, research and capacity strengthening in neglected tropical diseases. Additionally, CNTD has a key partnership role as the Secretariat of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.
CNTD's mission is to support national NTD programmes, provide technical assistance to a global initiative, strengthen the evidence base to inform policy makers, and identify and prioritise interventions that will eliminate filariasis and reduce the burden of other neglected tropical diseases.  CNTD's vision is to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and reduce suffering from other NTDs in economically poor populations in Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific Island nations.
The Centre is a constituent of a larger depth of NTD expertise based in the School of Tropical Medicine which leads in NTD research and global disease elimination/control programme management.  By using a multidisciplinary approach to research and its translation into policy and practice it capitalises upon political and financial commitments made at the 2012 London Declaration.

 

 

 

 CMNH

 

LSTM’s Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health manages a large portfolio of work focussed on design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve availability and quality of care for mothers and babies in low and middle income countries.                                                                           

Prof Nynke van Den Broek

 

 International

 

 CRESTHA

 

CRESTHA (The Collaboration for Research on Equity and Systems for TB and HIV/AIDS) is situated within the Clinical Group of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and has strong links to other groups within LSTM. CRESTHA has a broad funding base which includes WHO, USAID, LHL and TDR. Linked researchers follow a field-based research agenda aimed at promoting the implementation of pro-poor strategies which enhance care and support for TB and HIV among the poorest

 

 

 

Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania

 

Douala General Hospital

General Hospital based in Littoral Province, Cameroon

 

Cameroon

Effective Health Care Research Consortium

Evidence-based health care has undergone a revolution over the last 10 years. The science to synthesize research has developed.  The Cochrane Collaboration and others are preparing reliable summaries of research about the effects of care, and policy makers and clinicians are drawing on these reliable reviews in decision making.

 

International

EPILAB

Epi-Lab is an independent research institute that tests different health system models related to tuberculosis, HIV and various diseases that are not contagious, such as diabetes and asthma.

 

Sudan

Global Alliance to Elimnate Lymphatic Filariasis

 

The mission of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is to bring together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by mobilising political, financial and technical resources to ensure success.

 

Prof Moses Bockarie

 

Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Kiribati, Mali, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zanzibar

 

Global Asthma Network

The Global Asthma Network was established in 2012 to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines.

 

International

 

Global Network (NTD's)

 

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, is dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding required to eliminate these diseases as a public health threat to the world’s poorest communities.

 

 

International

 

Global Snake Bite Initiative

 

 The Global Snakebite Initiative is an internationally-active non-profit organisation, registered in Australia, and led by snakebite experts who are dedicated to improving access to good quality, robustly tested, safe, effective antivenoms in the world’s poorest communities. We hope you will join us in trying to improve the prevention, first aid and treatment of snakebites, and in bringing recognition to the rehabilitation needs of snakebite victims around the world.

 

Dave Warrell 

 

International

 

 HEART 

 

HEART is a consortium of leading organisations in international development, health, nutrition and education. We work together to support the use of evidence and expert advice in policymaking.

HEART helps time-pressured decision-makers better understand, interpret and apply health, nutrition and education evidence. Our knowledge and consultancy services are tailored to support policy decisions and we respond rapidly to requests for assistance as they arise.

 

 UK

 

IDAMS

International Resarch Consortium on Dengue risk assessment, management and surveillance.  Dengue is an emerging disease of major global significance and represents an enormous burden for health care systems in endemic countries. Differentiating dengue from other common febrile illnesses before complications develop is difficult - simple and inxpensive strategies are urgently needed to support early and accurate diagnosis, as well as to identify patients at high risk of developing complications, in order both to improve case management and to facilitate appropriate use of limited resources. 

 

International 

 

IFAKARA Health Institute

IHI is best-known for its contributions to malaria research. The organisation hosts the most advanced malaria vector research group in Africa; providing new insights on vector ecology, developing and testing new control methods, and providing surveillance on malaria transmission. On the clinical side, IHI's research portfolio includes malaria vaccine trials as well as studies to test the effectiveness of drugs and diagnostics. 

 

International

 

 IntHEC

 

IntHEC is a four year programme of research to develop evidence-based strategies to increase equity, integration and effectiveness of reproductive health services for poor communities in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Dr Angela Obasi

 

Tanzania and Niger

 

 IPASC

 

The ”Institut Panafricain de Santé Communautaire et Medecine Tropicale“ (IPASC) was created in 1992 in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people of all cultures and faiths through a community determined approach. IPASC is a Christian organisation and is recognized and registered as a non governmental organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

   

 IVCC

 

 IVCC is a Product Development Partnership (PDP) established as a not for profit company and registered charity to overcome the barriers to innovation in the development of new insecticides for public health vector control and to develop information systems and tools which will enable new and existing pesticides to be used more effectively.

 

Ms Lynn Byrne - Senior Administrator

 

 

Health & Education Advice & Resource Team (HEART)

 

HEART is a consortium of leading organisations in international development, health, nutrition and education. We work together to support the use of evidence and expert advice in policymaking. 

 

 Prof B Squire

 

 

 Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium

 

The Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was established with an initial grant of $30 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is also supported by the European Union and EDCTP.  We continue to seek additional funding from other donors. The six year programme will directly benefit the 50 million women globally who face exposure to malaria whilst pregnant every year.

 

 

Africa, Asia and Latin America

 

MCDC (Malaria Capacity Development Consortium) 

 

The Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) is supporting able and motivated African scientists to undertake high-quality malaria research that will enhance the research capacity of their home institutions.
The programme is developing capacity in African universities that will not only lead to improvements in the malaria control measures available in Africa, but also stimulate research into the development of new ways to control the disease.

 
 

Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi

 

 METRe

 

The METRe Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was established in 2010. This multi-disciplinary group led by Professor Joseph Valadez was created to provide technical assistance and build capacity in low resource countries on how to effectively collect, analyse and use quality data to guide decision making for health programmes and policies.

 

Prof Joe Valadez

 

 

 PERFORM

 

PERFORM will focus on this aspect of the human resource challenge by providing new knowledge as to how district managers can effectively intervene within their current constraints to improve the performance of their staff as a response to the workforce crisis.

 

Dr Tim Martineau

 

Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania

 

 REACHOUT

 

The REACHOUT programme is an ambitious international research project helping to understand and develop the role of close-to-community providers of health care in preventing, diagnosing, and treating major illnesses and health conditions in rural and urban areas in Africa and Asia. REACHOUT will use research to develop and share expertise to support community health workers and policy makers as they work together improving health care services.

 

 Miriam Taegtmeyer 

 

 

 ReBUILD

 

The ReBUILD Consortium is a research partnership funded by the UK Department for International Development. We are working in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe to explore how we can strengthen policy and practice related to health financing and staffing. In health financing we are investigating how different financing strategies affect the poorest households. Our work on human resources studies different management innovations and opportunities for reallocating roles among health professionals.

 

 Dr Tim Martineau

 

Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe

 

STOP TB Partnership

 

The Stop TB Partnership is leading the way to a world without tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. Our mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all. Our partners are a collective force that is transforming the fight against TB in more than 100 countries. They include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

 

   

 T-REC

 

T-REC is an international consortium of academics and health practitioners who want to improve blood transfusion services across Africa. T-REC is a four-year, EU-funded project working in Ghana and Zimbabwe.

 

Prof Imelda Bates

 

Ghana and Zimbabwe