What we do
The Nuffield Centre conducts research to combat health challenges all over the world. We are a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Research and Capacity Strengthening of Health Policy, Governance and Services . Our research portfolio underpins our taught programmes in international health.
Where we work
Our work is primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We also work with vulnerable populations in the UK. For details, please the map (created from: https://mapchart.net/).
Who we work with
We work with government, non-governmental decision-makers, programme managers and service providers and academic partners in low- and middle-income countries to ensure that:
- Our research addresses priority health problems.
- We produce knowledge appropriate for guiding policy.
- Research findings are used to improve health policy making and practice.
Central to all our work is an emphasis on improving research uptake in the field by including local decision makers in the process of identifying health problems and designing health research.
Our research prioritises improved health care for the poor and vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries especially in Africa and South East Asia, through two central objectives:
- Increasing understanding of how health policies and systems can be better configured to provide improved health services and achieve health systems goals of responsiveness, equity and universal health coverage.
- Developing and testing interventions for improving health service delivery on priority communicable and non-communicable diseases at community and facility levels.
Our expertise and interest cover the following areas:
Health policy and systems: Policy analysis, governance, planning, financing, health workforce, health systems responsiveness, equity and social inclusion.
Examples of our research
Service delivery: Communicable (hepatitis, tuberculosis) and non-communicable (cardio-vascular, diabetes, mental health, cancer) diseases, developing and evaluating packages for primary care
Antimicrobial resistance: Community engagement, participatory film-making, and primary health care facility interventions
Methods expertise: Innovative methods for developing, implementing and evaluating complex health interventions
Capacity building: Assessments of capacity needs and assets, sustainable research capacity building, research uptake
Further details of specific projects also can be found in the School of Medicine projects directory.
Who we are
Head of Division
Dr Tolib Mirzoev