The NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh seeks to identify sources of resilience within formal health systems and local community processes.

This is done in order to facilitate effective provision for health priorities - particularly mental health and non-communicable disease (NCDs) - in situations of fragility.

Programme Management Group

The unit is directed by a Programme Management Group (PMG) comprising:

          -Unit Director, Professor Alastair Ager

          -Unit Deputy Director, Professor Sophie Witter

          -AUB Research Lead, Professor Shadi Saleh

          -COMAHS Research Leads, Dr Haja Wurie and Dr Mohamad Samai

Strategy Advisory Group

We are advised by a Strategy Advisory Group (SAG), comprising senior academics, policymakers, providers and service users.

This has representation from global technical networks including:

          -The Global Clinical Practice (GCP) Network of the Global Mental Health Program (through Dr                   Kathy Pike, Columbia University)

          -The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Network (through Dr Margriet Blaauw)

          -The UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Conditions in Africa (through Professor Ama

           de-Graft Aikins, University of Ghana)

NIHR Research Unit on Health in Fragility (RUHF)

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RUHF assess access and provision of healthcare for NCDs in El Salvador

The NIHR Research Unit on Health in Fragility (RUHF)  was invited by the Ministry of Health in El Sa read more

01 February 2019

RUHF assess access and provision of healthcare for NCDs in El Salvador

The NIHR Research Unit on Health in Fragility (RUHF)  was invited by the Ministry of Health in El Sa read more

01 February 2019

IGHD researchers and speakers discuss fragility and resilience

“Navigating fragility: lessons from health system research and practice”  Conference brought togethe read more

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