IMPALA: Advocacy and Policy Engagement

Advocacy and Policy Engagement

Louise Ellman praises the IMPALA programme during a Backbench Business Committee debate on ending TB

The Labour & Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Riverside Louise Ellman gave a rousing speech praising the ground-breaking work being done by LSTM and the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Infection and Global Health. This cross-campus collaboration is facilitated by Dr Tom Wingfield who is a member of the WHO Task Force on Catastrophic Costs of TB. Mrs Ellman specifically mentioned the IMPALA programme saying “The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine undertakes significant research into complex poverty-driven global diseases, and this includes TB”, she summarised the IMPALA programme - a £7 million project funded by the NIHR to create an Africa-focused global health research unit for lung health and TB working across 11 African countries strengthening research infrastructure in African institutions.