IMPALA Launch Meeting

News article 10 Jul 2017

The International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa, “IMPALA” is a four-year collaborative programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research under the first Global Health Research Programme call launched in 2016.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) was successful in securing funding under this call 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. 

IMPALA will achieve this through multi- disciplinary collaborative work involving clinical, social, health systems, health economics and implementation scientists from Africa and the UK.

IMPALA was launched in Malawi in July 2017