Social, political and economic change and determinants

Evidence review in humanitarian crises

Dates: March 2013 – October 2014 Funder: UK Department for International Development (DFID), Wellcome Trust ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts Description: The project was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust, and the findings will inform their joint funding calls for public health research in humanitarian crises. The overall […]

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, […]


Dates: March 2012 – February 2016 Funder: European Commission ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Harry Rutter, Keti Glonti Description: This project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium of 13 organisations in 8 European countries to define the factors necessary for establishing effective health promotion approaches for tackling obesity. Different levels in varying contexts are taken into […]

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). […]