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The 2014 CAHRD Consultation

Developing policies ∙ improving practices ∙ transforming systems

"The 10-20 year horizon"

Collaboration for Applied Health Research & Delivery

The overall aim of the 2014 Consultation was to bring together internal and external partners to help shape the strategic direction for CAHRD over the 10 to 20 year horizon. Our strategic thinking is guided by our vision of a healthy future for low and middle income populations and our mission to transform health systems to improve the health of these populations. Partnership between northern and southern institutions is integral to this work and critical in the consultation process. The Consultation considered four selected areas of the current work of CAHRD: Lung Health, Maternal & Newborn Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Health Systems.  We aim to foster dialogue and learning between these and across contexts and disciplines.  The major challenges that will need to be addressed over the next 10 to 20 years will be scoped and possible pathways to solutions proposed. 

We have together set the collaboration off to an enthusiastic start. Our next challenge is to ensure that we now capitalise on the energy and ideas. As we keep our sights firmly on the medium- to long-term future, we need to keep in mind that CAHRD’s focus on poorer populations looks set to remain a key priority. As Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK’s Department for International Development, predicted during the consultation: “While the numbers in the middle classes in developing countries will clearly grow—gross national income (GNI) in developing countries is set to double in the next 10 years)—the numbers of skilled health providers is set to expand more slowly. By the laws of supply and demand, these providers will be pulled away from providing quality health care for the poorest”. We really have to collaborate effectively, and energetically, to transform the future of health systems that serve those in greatest need.

BMC proceedings Volume 9 Supplement 10
The 2014 CAHRD (Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery) Consultation
Published articles from the 2014 CAHRD Consultation.

adobe icon CAHRD Programme at a glance

adobe icon Full Programme 

adobe icon CAHRD consultation discussion papers – summary document 

adobe icon Introduction paper 

adobe icon Full participant list 

Discussion papers for meeting (restricted access for delegates only) 


External Panel (in alphabetical order)

Himanshu Bhushan, Deputy Commissioner, Maternal Health in Charge, Govt. of India 
Jeremiah Chakaya, CHAIR STAG-TB, Kenya Medical Research Institute 
Sadia Chowdhury, Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Global Health, Bangladesh 
Tim Evans, Director for Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank for Leverhulme Lecture 
Knut Lonnroth, Senior Medical Officer, World Health Organization, Switzerland 
Mwele Malecela, Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania 
Hassan Mshinda, Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology 
Matthews Mathai, Coordinator of the Epidemiology, Monitoring & Evaluation Team, World Health Organization, Switzerland 
Joseph Ndung’u, Head of NTD Diagnostics, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland 
Morven Roberts, Programme Manager for Global Infections & Global Health Trials, Medical Research Council, UK 
Sarah Ssali, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Uganda 
Sundeep Salvi, Chest Research Foundation, India (Day one) 
Mikkel Vestergaard, CEO of Vestergaard Frandsen, Switzerland 
Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID), UK 
Andy Wright, Vice President Global Health Programmes, Glaxo Smith Kline, UK 

Speakers, Chairs and Rapporteurs (in alphabetical order)

Sunday Adaji, Clinical Lecturer in Maternal and Newborn Health 
Emily Adams, Assistant-Professor/Lecturer at LSTM & the University of Warwick. 
Charles A. AmehClinical Lecturer and Deputy Head: Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health LSTM
Jane Ardrey, BREATHE Programme Manager, LSTM
Amuda Baba, Lecturer at Panafrican Institut of Community Health (IPASC), 
Sarah Bar-Zeev 
Imelda Bates, Clinical Tropical Haematologist, LSTM
Ketema Bizuneh 
Moses Bockarie, Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases. LSTM
Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Clinical Research Associate 
Helen ElseyLecturer in International Health, Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development, U of Leeds 
Yen-Fu Chen, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery  
Professor Stephen Gordon, Chair in Respiratory Medicine. LSTM
Frances Griffiths, Health research unit at Warwick Medical School.  
Margaret Gyapong, Deputy Director (R&D) Ghana Health Service & Adjunct Professor International Health Program Georgetown University.  
Kate Hawkins, Director of Pamoja Communications. Communications manager REACHOUT Consortium.
Professor Janet Hemingway
Director LSTM & Professor of Insect Molecular Biology 
Déirdre Hollingsworth, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, LSTM & University of Warwick.
Samuel A Sheku Kargbo. Director of Reproductive and Child Health in the Ministry of Health & Sanitation in Sierra Leone
Gerry F. Killeen, Reader, Vector Biology Department, LSTM
V Kovačič, Research Assistant/PhD student, LSTM  
Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Deputy Director & Head of the Reproductive and Child Health Dept Family Health Division, Ghana Health Service.
Rakesh Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Programme Manager, NTDs, Ghana Health Service.
David Lalloo
Dean of Clinical Sciences & International Public Health LSTM, Director of the Wellcome Trust Liverpool Tropical Centre.
Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands.
Norman Lufesi
Program Manager, National ARI/ETAT Programme, Malawi Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi. 
Eleanor MacPherson
Masters in Gender & Development from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University
Barbara Madaj, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, LSTM
Jason Madan, Assistant Professor in Health Economics at Warwick Medical School 
Rasmus Malmborg, Managing director of LHL International  
Tim Martineau, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management. LSTM
Gerry McGivern
Professor of Organisational Analysis in the Organisation & Human Resource Management (OHRM) Group University of Warwick  Business School.
Barbara McPake, Institute for International Health & Development, Queen Margaret University.Edinburgh.
Graham F. Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Warwick UK 
Catherine (“Sassy”) Molyneux, Senior Social Scientist, University of Oxford/Kenyan Medical Research Institute-Wellcome 
Trust Research Programme.
Kevin Mortimer Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, LSTM
Ireen Namakhoma, Director, Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust, Malawi 
Moffat Nyirenda, Diabetologist/Endocrinologist & Professor of Medicine (Global Non Communicable Diseases) at LSHTM.
Fredros Oketch Okumu, Research Scientist Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania, & Head of Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences Thematic Group.
Bob Pattinson. Director of the MRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit & clinical head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria.
Elisa Puzzolo. Manager of Environmental Health Research, Global LPG Partnership  
Joanna Raven, Lecturer in Health Systems in the Department for international Public Health. LSTM.
Lisa Reimer, Department of Vector Biology  LSTM 
James Ross OBE, Chariman, LSTM.
Peter Sissons, broadcaster & journalist
S Bertel (“Bertie”) Squire. Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Director, LSTM CAHRD
Miriam Taegtmeyer,  Senior Clinical Lecturer. LSTM
Professor Mark Taylor, Professor of Parasitology and Head of the Department of Parasitology. LSTM
Sally TheobaldReader in Social Science and International Health. LSTM
Rachel Tolhurst. Senior Lecturer in Social Science and International Health. LSTM
Stephen Torr
Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases (joint appointment LSTM and the University of Warwick)
Nynke van den Broek. Head: Centre Maternal and Newborn Health, LSTM.
Steven Ward. Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology, Deputy Director. LSTM