Wellcome Trust award for public engagement programme in Malawi
IHW's Professor Mia Crampin has been awarded £246k by the Wellcome Trust for a 5-year public engagement programme associated with "Healthy Lives Malawi: Intergenerational Cohort of Chronic Conditions".
Funded by the Research Enrichment for Public Engagement scheme, Professor Crampin and a team of researchers at MEIRU (Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit) will engage with rural and urban communities in Malawi about long-term conditions including mental health.
Areas of focus will include:
- Primary school engagement on early origins of long-term conditions
- Sharing the voices of families affected by maternal mental health conditions
- Documenting family journeys and infant development in birth cohort families
Find out more about the work of MEIRU (Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit), a partnership between the Malawi College of Medicine, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Malawi Ministry of Health, and University of Glasgow
First published: 27 April 2021