Social, political and economic change and determinants

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 […]

Polio in Ukraine: a public health emergency waiting to happen?

in the ECOHOST Seminar Series Date: Monday 29 February 2016 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Venue: LG4, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker: Dr Erica Richardson, European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies On 1 September 2015, two children in western Ukraine were reported to have been […]

WRR Lecture 2016: ‘Living on the edge’

Martin McKee’s keynote speech ‘Living on the edge: the growth of precariousness and why it matters for health’ took place at the Hague on 1 December 2016, is available to view online.  For more information please visit the WRR website.  

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 […]

Health in Times of Transition

Dates: May 2009 – April 2013 Funder: European Commission ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Bayard Roberts, Adrianna Murphy, Dina Balabanova Description: The Health in Times of Transition (HITT) Study is a multi-country study seeking to examine the circumstances in which people of the post-soviet countries live, their health and related behaviours such as alcohol and […]

Mental health in Georgia

Dates: May 2011 – October 2013 Funder: Wellcome Trust ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts, Martin McKee Description: This study seeks to measure the prevalence of mental health outcomes including depression, PTSD, harmful alcohol use, and somatic distress among internally displaced persons and other persons affected by the armed conflicts in Georgia. It also examines factors […]

Health resilience

Dates: February 2013 – October 2014 Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Staff involved: Bayard Roberts, Martin McKee, Vladimir Gordeev, Ketevan Glonti Description: The project takes place in the context of the worst economic crisis in Europe since the Great Depression. It seeks to understand how some people are better able than others to […]