We work in partnership with international global health organisations, foundations and their partners in developing countries
Tackling global health issues requires an in-depth understanding of the complex forces that shape health worldwide. Our global health team works in partnership with international organisations, foundations, NGOs and other public bodies to conduct healthcare research that helps address a wide range of global health challenges.
We are well-positioned to conduct research in the global health arena because of our geographic reach, our healthcare expertise and experience with various populations across the health system at both a national and community level.
We have conducted healthcare research in over 65 countries including over 25 Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) across Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa
While we have studied and conducted research for clients in a variety of health areas; our global health focus includes the following:
- Newborn and child health e.g., Pneumonia, Meningitis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus infections, Nutrition
- Reproductive Health and Family Planning
- Infectious Diseases including Ebola, Dengue, HIV / AIDS
- Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including Diabetes, Cardiovascular health, Cancer
- Mental Health e.g., Depression and Schizophrenia
Our research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at conferences. Find out more »
Lessons learned from our 20 years of experience
Through our work on 100+ projects conducting research with hard-to-reach populations and in countries with limited or disparate infrastructure, we have learned:
- the importance of collaboration throughout the research process
- the value of leveraging in-country contacts and networks to provide local expertise
Our approach is designed to deliver insights and data that meet the international best practices of conducting research.
Compliance, anti-bribery and corruption
It is very important to Research Partnership that our business is conducted in a transparent way to reflect our high ethical standards. We take compliance, anti-bribery and corruption extremely seriously and we have great confidence in the robustness of our compliance procedures.
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Director, Global Health
Rachel Howard works in Research Partnership’s Global Health team and is currently based in New York, having previously lived and worked in Asia. She has considerable experience managing large-scale multi-country research projects, with particular focus on conducting research in low and middle income countries. Rachel's key healthcare areas of expertise include vaccines and infectious diseases.
- Our latest Global Health case studiesPrivate market opportunity for a vaccine for travelers to Sub Saharan Africa
The challenge Our client needed exploratory research to determine the global private market opportunity for a new vaccine for travelers to Sub Saharan Africa. It was crucial to determine: Which markets had the highest potential to purchase the vaccine in the private market, based on volume of travelers to appropriate regions and the nature of travel Who the key stakeholders were in each market, in…read more »Qualitative research with payers in low and middle income countries
The challenge Our client wanted to understand in detail the usage decision drivers, triggers and processes for a high-cost innovative Acute Heart Failure (AHF) drug used in the acute emergency setting in low and middle income countries where patients self-pay for healthcare. They also wanted to obtain a deep understanding of the groups of patients for whom self-pay is an issue and the sources of…read more »Case study: Leveraging Market Research Data to Inform Healthcare Providers and the Community
The challengeOur client wanted to understand why uptake of HPV vaccination in the Asia-Pacific region was limited. In order to help increase uptake, they wanted to publish the market research findings in journals to inform the public and medical community of the benefits of HPV vaccination. The solutionWe undertook 1,300 patient interviews across seven Asian markets (China, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong)…read more »
- Our latest Global Health articlesTowards a culture of evaluation and evidence-based decision making in global health
Reflections on THET Conference 2016: Evidence, Effectiveness & Impactread more »Demystifying human-centred design: the application of iterative, human-centric approaches in global health market research
One of the biggest buzz topics in the global health community over the last couple of years has been human-centred design, also referred to as behaviour-centred design. In this blog I outline our understanding of a) human-centred design, b) how it can be applied to improve global health interventions, and c) how it intersects with market research. The traditional approach to designing an intervention, campaign,…read more »In the news: What will the UK’s recent general election result and ongoing Brexit negotiations mean for DfID funding for global health?
The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) was established in 1997 with a mandate to tackle world poverty. Since its inception, it has played a major role in the global health landscape through bilateral programs, health partnerships, and the support of multilateral organisations, as well as influencing global health policy and international health research. Its future has come under increasing scrutiny following the UK referendum…read more »