What we will do
The Research partnership for the control of chronic diseases in Africa (RESPOND AFRICA) aim to improve health outcomes of people living with chronic conditions, particularly those living with diabetes, hypertension, and HIV, through high quality research. Our research will inform policy and practice on the control of these conditions.
Our research focuses on two areas:
We started with a pilot study in 5 health facilities in Uganda and 5 in Tanzania that was aimed at establishing the feasibility and acceptability of integrated management.
Building on that work, we have now started a larger cluster randomised trial to test the model in 32 facilities – 16 in Tanzania and 16 in Uganda, and this study is currently recruiting.
The Respond-Africa team in Tanzania outline our current research studies and the excellent work at National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania