Strengthening Development Cooperation Partnerships for Global Health Research

Since 2022 measures to strengthen cooperation with partners in low and middle income countries have been funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). 

Three key measures will support this initiative: The GLOHRA Partnerships for Research and Training in Health (PATH) measure aims to further develop partnerships between GLOHRA members and their partners in LMICs. The Impact Booster for GLOHRA Projects will contribute to the translation of their research into policy and practice. The final measure aims to increase the visibility and extend collaboration opportunities for international researchers and partners abroad.


Education and Stewardship to improve Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Antimicrobial Resistance

GLOHRA Team Lead(s): Laura Jung, Universität Leipzig & PD Dr. med. Amrei von Braun, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

International Team Lead(s):  Dr. Darius Owachi & Dr. Charles Kabugo, Kiruddu National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda)

This collaborative project aims to sustainably link research, training and implementation of effective antimicrobial stewardship measures at the intersection of medicine and public health as a means to tackle the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge. In a first step, a knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) study is being rolled out to explore gaps and barriers in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship. The core components of the project are targeted trainings and mentorships of health workers on elements of antimicrobial stewardship, which are embedded into research activities. Through this approach a high number of trainees will be familiarized with the basic elements of antimicrobial stewardship. The close cooperation between clinicians, researchers and policy makers is essential to tackle AMR and will be pursued with this project through public events and feedback to public institutions.

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OHSSIN: One Health System Strengthening in India

Co-creating One Health workforce through health system strengthening in Western India

GLOHRA Team Lead(s): Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen & Dr. Timo Falkenberg, Universitätsklinikum Bonn

International Team Lead(s):  Prof. Dr. Deepak Saxena & Dr. Sandul Yasobant, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (India)

This project will build on previous collaborations to contribute to One Health research and implementation in India. In a series of stakeholder workshops, the emerging threats and risks at the One Health nexus will be identified and prioritized in three western Indian states, i.e., Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Comparative research will investigate similarities and differences between the One Health threats of the states and develop policy recommendations for prevention and control. Training courses will be designed for the clinical and community health workforce to equip these with the necessary knowledge and tools to contribute to One Health implementation and consequent health system strengthening. 

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Project Buklod

Buklod: Bridging the gap, Upgrading the technical Know-hows and Leveraging research Outputs and its Dissemination within the Philippines and Germany

GLOHRA Team Lead(s): Dr. Shannon A. McMahon, Universität Heidelberg

International Team Lead(s):  Dr. Mark Donald C. Reñosa, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (Philippines)

‘Buklod’, the moniker for this project, is a Filipino term that means to bind or reinforce existing collaboration. In using this term, the team aims to signal that this project is built via mutual trust and shared aims of the respective institutions in the Philippines and Germany. The chosen approaches are threefold and reflect local priorities to expand training opportunities and to broaden networks. First, the team aims to undertake capacity-building and networking activities on research designs and their attendant approaches. Second, they will accelerate data science innovations via training on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Finally, the will focus on research production, via trainings on academic writing and knowledge translation.

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Impact Booster

The following projects have been awarded an Impact Booster to translate their research findings into policy and practice: 

  • AI-TB Screening Tool: Development of a novel, easy-to-use digital tuberculosis screening tool informed by machine learning approaches
  • IMPEDE-CVD: Human centered design to adapt and inform an integrated chronic disease management program
  • IndoCerCa: Community Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention in Indonesia
  • RESAMP: Reducing schistosomiasis through aquaculture interventions in Madagascar: a pilot study
  • WELLPAK: Integration of digital mental health intervention at community level in Pakistan

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