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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