Explorathon September 2019

HEHTA team members and colleagues from the NIHR Global Health Research Group (Arthritis), took the Tanzanian Health Minister's Dilemma to Explorathon'19 at Glasgow's Riverside Museum on 27th September 2019.

The NIHR Global Health Research Group on estimating the prevalence, quality of life, economic and societal impact of arthritis in Tanzania, is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, University of Newcastle and The Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) in Tanzania.

Against a background of the ever-increasing burden of arthritis in low and middle-income countries, this Global Health Research Group aims to identify and measure the prevalence, economic, health and quality of life impact of arthritis in Tanzania. With a focus on arthritis prevention and intervention development plans in the Tanzanian setting, the research will directly inform an area of significant unmet need in sub-Saharan Africa.

There was much interest and activity at the Explorathon stand, which featured a trade-off activity focussing on the costs of treating arthritis in Tanzania, along with an exploration of the language of joint pain.

Photo of Moshi, Kilimanjaro

 Moshi, Kilimanjaro,Tanzania

First published: 5 February 2020