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Work Package Research

Research Task 1

Evidence-informed policies and practices on screening approaches for hypertension and diabetes, and those 

at high risk of cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa

 

For this task we are conducting:  

i. Reviews of existing evidence on the effectiveness of different screening approaches for hypertension and diabetes in low-and middle income countries;

ii. A robust evaluation of the use of the total non-laboratory CVD risk score in Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia.

 

Research Task 2

Evidence-informed policies and practices on integrated models of health delivery for hypertension and diabetes in sub-

Saharan Africa

 

For this task we are conducting:

i. A study to determine the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and depression amongst HIV-positive people receiving ART;

ii. A review of existing evidence on integration of care for hypertension and diabetes;

iii. A review existing evidence on integration of care for other diseases;

iv. A study to implement a comprehensive approach to patient education and counselling for patients with non-

communicable chronic diseases in primary care.

 

Research Task 3

Evidence-informed policies and practices on population level interventions to prevent hypertension and diabetes in 

sub-Saharan Africa

 

For this task we are conducting

i. A systematic review of the effectiveness of population-level interventions to increase physical activity to prevent 

diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in LMICs (e.g. green spaces, community parks, walking or bicycle lanes);

ii. Situational analysis to identify population-level interventions currently being implemented in Malawi, South 

Africa and Rwanda.

 

Research Task 4

Finding the evidence for improved implementation of road traffic injury prevention interventions

 

This task aims to contribute to the reduction of road traffic injury-related morbidity and mortality by identifying implementation opportunities and providing tools and mechanisms for the collection and management of road traffic data in order to monitor and evaluate interventions for the prevention of road traffic injuries in Uganda and Rwanda.

 

For this task we will:

i. Collect and assess the quality of currently available data on the epidemiology of road traffic injuries in Uganda and Rwanda;

ii. Identify key policy and programmatic aspects in the process of design, implementation, monitoringand evaluation of existing interventions to reduce the incidence of pedestrian road traffic injuries in Uganda and Rwanda.

iii. Conduct a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent pedestrian crashes globally

iv. Evaluate the implementation of existing pedestrian-targeted interventions to prevent the occurrence 

of road traffic injuries in Uganda and Rwanda.

 

Research Task 5

Promotion of an integrated, rigorous methodological approach across CEBHA+ research tasks and components

 

Across all research activities, whether evidence synthesis, primary research or evidence into policy and practice, we will 

strive to produce integrated, relevant research while ensuring a high level of scientific rigour. 

 

For this task we will:

i. Implement an integrated knowledge translation (IKT) approach across partner countries; this approach involves continued interaction with relevant stakeholders throughout the research process, and should ensure that CEBHA+ partners produce relevant research that can be readily adopted into practice and policy;

ii. Provide coordinated methodological support to all partners; this should ensure that all CEBHA+ research is conceptualized, conducted and reported in a rigorous and valid manner.