Current Research Projects

STRENGTHS – mental health care for Syrian refugees

Dates: 2017-2021 Funder: European Commission ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts Description: ECOHOST is a partner in a new five-year European Commission funded research project called STRENGTHS led by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam which seeks to strengthen mental health care for Syrian refugees in Europe and in countries neighbouring Syria. The current refugee crisis across Europe and […]

Treatment and control of NCDs in Malaysia and the Philippines

Creating the building blocks for better treatment and control of non-communicable diseases among poor and vulnerable households in Malaysia and the Philippines Dates: September 2016 – August 2020 Funder: Wellcome Trust/Newton Fund-MRC Humanities & Social Science Collaborative Award ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Benjamin Palafox Description: The project will provide the knowledge needed […]

Measuring the impact of cardiovascular disease on equity and impoverishment

Measuring the impact of cardiovascular disease costs on equity and impoverishment: toward a standardised method in low- and middle-income countries Dates: October 2015-October 2018 Funder: Wellcome Trust ECOHOST staff involved: Adrianna Murphy, Martin McKee The overarching goal of this project is to adapt, develop and implement a standardised methodology to capture direct and indirect healthcare […]

Towards a new model of evidence for population health improvement

Dates: December 2015 – December 2016 Funder: The Health Foundation ECOHOST staff involved: Harry Rutter, Keti Glonti Despite large amounts of investment in research, knowledge translation, policy development, and practical action the UK, along with almost all other nations, faces a growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases. Despite major efforts we are no closer to solving […]

Mental health needs among internally displaced persons in Ukraine

Dates: January 2016 – November 2016 Funder: European Commission/International Alert ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts This research consultancy is to work with International Alert and the Global Initiative on Psychiatry (Tbilisi) on a nationally representative cross-sectional survey with approximately 1800 adults forcibly displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It will measure the burden of […]

TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP)

Dates: May 2016 – November 2016 Funder: Global Fund ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts, Martin McKee, Anna Odone The TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP) seeks to improve tuberculosis (TB) outcomes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through a health systems strengthening approach. The project is led the Center for Health Policies and Studies in Moldova […]

Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Project (PURE)

Dates: January 2003 – December 2021 Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Economic and Social Research Council  ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Ben Palafox Description: The PURE study is a large-scale community-based prospective study which has established cohorts in over 600 urban and rural communities in 21 countries that vary widely in political, […]

Cardiovascular disease in Russia

Dates: November 2012 – February 2019 Funder: Wellcome Trust ECOHOST staff involved: David Leon, Martin McKee Description: Russia has the highest mortality from cardiovascular disease in the world. This project aims to identify key reasons for this very high public health burden which will help inform the development of strategies to improve the situation. A […]

Healthy Schools London

Dates: April 2014 – May 2017 Funder: National Institute for Health Research ECOHOST staff involved: Harry Rutter, Andrew Barnfield, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Bayard Roberts Description: The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Healthy School London (HSL) programme aims to create a healthier environment for children attending schools in London. This project evaluates the Greater London Authority’s […]

Diabetes management in DRC

  Dates: September 2014 – August 2016 Funder: Medécins Sans Frontières ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts, Pablo Perel Description: This study is carried out in partnership with the Manson Unit of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and will take place in the MSF programme in Mweso, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]