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.
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