Global Health Research funding success
In July the Department of Health announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit-led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund. The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities, led by Associate Director, Professor Alastair Leyland, will see the Unit work with colleagues in the University's Institute of Health and Wellbeing, and partner up with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Federal University of Bahia/Fiocruz, to deliver a £2m research programme to improve population health in Brazil by studying the social determinants of health and improving the understanding of how to reduce health inequalities in low and middle income countries. Read more.
First published: 31 July 2017