Global Health Research in Cancer
Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are a leading global health and socioeconomic challenge; by 2030 they will be the leading cause of premature deaths, particularly within low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Working closely with the Health Services Research Group within the Centre for Public Health, our research group collaborate with colleagues in Angola, Mongolia, Vietnam and Uganda on a wide range of early detection and cancer prevention initiatives. Within this portfolio, Drs McShane and Kunzmann are currently working with the National Cancer Centre of Mongolia on a NIHR funded project seeking to develop an evidence-based plan to strengthen the health care system and to inform policy to reduce cancer burden in Mongolia. Other ongoing activities include studies focusing on the feasibility and acceptability of primary HPV screening (Mongolia), cancer education and awareness with Hanoi University of Public Health (Vietnam), and University of 11th November (Angola), and assessing the needs of informal caregivers taking care of individuals with a non-communicable disease (Uganda).
Current academic staff working in this field include: