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Improving Popoulation Health Through Research Exchanges

Objetivo

The quality of data on health at the population level varies widely across the world. In areas which lack general routine data (and which are often also impoverished in other respects), much can be learnt from detailed studies of populations in specific local areas. One such population in South Africa, the Agincourt Centre, occupies a world-leading position in this respect, having followed a defined population since 1992 and accumulated around one million person-years of data. As such it serves as a methodological incubator from which new techniques for measuring population health can be disseminated throughout Africa and Asia. The purpose of this research exchange programme is to permit researchers from the Agincourt Centre to work collaboratively with researchers in leading European centres, who in turn will also spend time engaging with field-based implementations and evaluations in South Africa. The exchange programme is built on a solid foundation of less-intensive collaboration during the past decade, the primary aim now being to consolidate and accelerate the partners’ joint programmes of work. The outputs will include a substantial number of scientific papers, completed PhD training for two staff from Agincourt (implemented on a “sandwich” basis as an integral part of the exchange programme), and methodological developments which can be put into practice across Africa and Asia.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Régimen de financiación

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)
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Coordinador

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Dirección
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Suecia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 96 600
Contacto administrativo
Peter Byass (Prof.)

Participantes (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 12 600
Dirección
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Stephanie Smart (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 4 200
Dirección
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)