Chronicity Care researchers win grants

Chronicity Care Africa post-doctoral research associates Dr Leonard Baatiema and Dr Olutobi Sanuade have been awarded two research grants to continue their work on non-communicable diseases.

The first is from the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission to set up a Non-Communicable Disease and Injuries (NCDI) Poverty Commission in Ghana.

The aims of the commission will be to:

  • assess the nature of the burden of NCDIs
  • ensure sustainable financing to help prevent and treat NCDIs
  • expand the NCD movement and the global health agenda to urgently address NCDIs
  • work with a group of countries to develop actionable pro-poor pathways for expansions of NCDIs interventions across the world’s poorest billion.

The researchers have also received a three-year grant from the Medical Research Council for the Contextual Awareness, Response and Evaluation (CARE): Diabetes in Ghana project. Multi-disciplinary researchers from the fields of public health, history, social science, psychology, among others will collaborate to understand the causes and consequences of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in three urban communities in Accra, Ghana.

The project will devise appropriate strategies and recommendations for intervention at the health system, market, and policy levels.

Finally, Dr Olutobi Sanuade is one of ten academics to receive a British Academy grant for emerging voices at the intersection of anthropology and medicine.

As part of the grant, Dr Sanuade will attend workshops that will equip participants with skills to publish in social science journals and network with other researchers in the region.

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