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Improving access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries

Summary of the impact

Research carried out by LSHTM into mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries has promoted new approaches to mental health care and influenced donors, practitioners and policy-makers, contributing to changing global priorities in this area. WHO launched a flagship action plan based on the research, governments and NGOs made substantial financial allocations for implementing the research innovations, and the findings have been translated into treatment guidelines used to train health workers in managing mental illness in many countries.

Submitting Institution

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Unit of Assessment

Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

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Research Subject Area(s)

Medical and Health Sciences: Public Health and Health Services

Improving the Impact of Malaria Prevention Activities

Summary of the impact

Malaria kills around 650,000 children a year but can be prevented by killing the mosquito vectors. As mosquitoes become resistant to insecticides the prevention measures can become ineffective. Research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) led by Professor Hemingway FRS has been instrumental in the development of current World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines to manage resistance, and has led to improved resistance diagnostics and novel monitoring software to integrate entomological and human health outcomes. LSTM's research led to the creation of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) which was established as an independent Product Development Partnership (PDP) in 2008. New, longer lasting formulations of insecticides developed by IVCC are now in operational use, and several novel public health insecticides are under development.

Submitting Institutions

University of Liverpool,Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Unit of Assessment

Clinical Medicine

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Research Subject Area(s)

Biological Sciences: Genetics
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences: Crop and Pasture Production
Medical and Health Sciences: Medical Microbiology

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