Scaling-up Packages of Interventions for Cardiovascular disease prevention in selected sites in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: An implementation research (SPICES)

Abstract

The overall research objective of the SPICES project is to implement and evaluate a comprehensive CVD prevention and control program in five settings: a rural & semi-urban community in a low-income country (Uganda), middle income (South Africa) and vulnerable groups in three high-income countries (Belgium, France and United Kingdom) as well as to identify and compare the barriers and facilitators across study contexts. The project will be evaluated using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. At the beginning of the project, we will conduct baseline assessments including literature reviews, formative studies, household surveys (where feasible) and learn lessons from other projects to understand healthcare and lifestyle practices, barriers, and facilitators. A costeffectiveness and cost benefit analysis will be included. In addition, the teams will conduct site exchanges visits to learn from each other and organise policy dialogues to ensure sustainability and maximise impact of the interventions.

Funding(s)

Researcher(s)

  • Principal investigator: Bastiaens Hilde
  • Co-principal investigator: Anthierens Sibyl
  • Co-principal investigator: Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre
  • Co-principal investigator: Van Royen Paul

Research team(s)

Primary and interdisciplinary care Antwerp (ELIZA)

Period

01/01/2017 -31/12/2021

Website

www.spicesproject.eu

Bridging the gap between clinical epidemiological research and the community by strengthening community health research.

Abstract

Despite evidence based policies, drug availability for most common diseases varies dramatically from place to place. Furthermore, health professionals have acquired limited competences to manage an operational district after graduation. Through qualitative and quantitative research projects we will assess various human behavioural aspects which may affect directly or indirectly the genesis and spread of drug resistance. Equally, we will assess the quality and quantity of the medicines availabele and assess the level of drug resistance of circulating pathogens.

Funding(s)

FED. INST.

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre

Period

01/07/2013-30/06/2018

The relevance of the family in adressing food, health and environment insecurity.

Abstract

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VLIR. UA provides VLIR research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Funding(s)

FED. INST.

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre

Period

01/04/2013-31/03/2019

Website

www.vlirugandaresearchplatform.com/

Joining efforts to detect and control Plasmodium falciparum resistance in East and Central Africa.

Abstract

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VLIR. UA provides VLIR research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Funding(s)

VLIR

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre

Period

01/07/2014-30/06/2016