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NCDs and their social determinants in Mediterranean partner countries: building sustainable research capacity for effective policy intervention

Objective

The main purpose of RESCAP-MED is to enhance the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) research landscape in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries by (a) strengthening capacity in a set of disciplines most relevant to improving public health and reducing health inequalities, and (b) enhancing networking, cooperation, and collaboration between researchers in the Mediterranean region. The main concept for achieving this purpose and making it sustainable is:
1 the creation of a Mediterranean regional network for NCD researchers;
2 the establishment of a competitive, funded fellowship programme linked to this research network.
This proposal aims to enhance and, where needed, build research capacity in the region for health, its social and environmental determinants and their complex interactions, in order to inform policy development and implementation. We concentrate on the immense challenge posed to the health systems and economies of the region by the increasing burden of NCDs. We focus on strengthening the disciplinary capacity necessary to explain the social and environmental factors causing the rise in NCDs, and necessary to identify achievable policy outcomes and interventions. We prioritise five disciplines in this action: epidemiology, health economics, environmental health, medical anthropology, and health policy evaluation. These actions would create new institutional possibilities for the future, and are made more achievable because this proposal develops out of an existing FP7-funded research collaboration (MedCHAMPS, Grant number 223075) in several countries of the region, each of which is a partner in RESCAP-MED. It thus builds directly on established and ongoing personal and institutional relationships, and the emerging evidence from MedCHAMPS. This consortium brings together 11 partners: ten academic partners and one international organisation (WHO-EMRO).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 614 342,99
Administrative Contact
Fiona Airey (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 554
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
James Fox (Mr.)
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 620,94
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Monteiro (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 154 230,87
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 295 876,40
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Belgin Unal (Prof.)
SYRIAN SOCIETY AGAINST CANCER
Syria
EU contribution
€ 149 200,20
Address
Shihan Street
Aleppo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wasim Maziak (Prof.)
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE BIR ZEIT UNIVERSITY
Palestine
EU contribution
€ 149 200,20
Address
Al Marj Street 1
627 Birzeit
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nahed Mikki (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE PUBLIQUE

Participation ended

Tunisia
Address
Rue Khartoum 10Eme Etage 5/7
1002 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Habiba Ben Romdhane (Prof.)
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 149 200,20
Address
Rbid
22110 Irbid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yousef Khader (Dr.)
American University of Beirut
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 112 221,60
Address
Bliss Street
1107 2020 Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fadia Homaidan (Dr.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 42 607,40
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brian Elliott (Dr.)
FACULTE DE MEDICINE DE TUNIS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 149 200,20
Address
Rue Djebel Lakhdhar - La Rabta Bab Saadoun Tunis 15
1007 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Habiba Ben Romdhane (Prof.)