NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung health & Tuberculosis Research in Africa

We aim to establish an Africa-focused NIHR Global Health Research Unit for lung health and tuberculosis (TB) that will generate new scientific knowledge and implementable solutions for these high burden, under-funded and under-researched health problems. 

We will achieve this through multi- disciplinary collaborative work involving clinical, social, health systems, health economics and implementation scientists from Africa and the UK. The Unit will be hosted by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), a world leader in applied global health research to improve the health of the world's poorest people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It will build on a unique critical mass of internationally excellent clinical and applied health scientists who are experts in lung health and TB in the tropics and on the momentum behind the LSTM–led Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery (CAHRD): A global applied health research network with strong representation from LMICs that aims to strengthen health systems and the design, delivery and scale- up of practice- and policy-ready solutions to the health needs of the world’s poor.