RESPIRE Update June 2020

30 Jun 2020

New projects launched to address COVID-19 pandemic

Four new projects have been funded under the RESPIRE collaboration following an emergency call to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The projects will address a range of topics, each focusing on research priorities and gaps as identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the goal of delivering early and valuable outcomes.

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RESPIRE partner, BPCRS has launched a guide to support the re-opening of primary care practices during COVID-19

Our Bangladesh member,  Bangladesh Primary Care Respiratory Society (BPCRS) has created a pocket guide to inform the safe re-opening of private primary care practices in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guide was written by RESPIRE Partner and PhD student, Dr GM Monsur Habib, RESPIRE Fellow Dr Md. Nazim Uzzaman and Dr SM Rowshan Alam, with editorial feedback from Professor Hilary Pinnock, RESPIRE Programme 2 (Chronic Respiratory Diseases) co-lead, and Siân Williams, IPCRG CEO, and RESPIRE Platform I (Stakeholder Engagement and Governance) co-lead.

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Download the guide here

Malaysian colleagues publish

Our two IPCRG research school prize-winners are now beginning to publish results from the initial work we funded, as their research careers blossom with their PhD programmes as part of RESPIRE:
Perceptions of childhood asthma and its control among Malays in Malaysia: a qualitative study