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".

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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 "Healthy Lives Malawi", the study that underlies this public engagement award, also led by Professor Crampin

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

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