NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)
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Funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research, RESPIRE is a Global Health Research Unit focussing on respiratory health in Asia.

Working together in Asia

The RESPIRE team includes partners from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan.

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This programme of work will focus on infections, which start suddenly, such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

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This programme of work will focus on long-term conditions which develop and worsen over time, including diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), lung cancer, and the long-term complications of the HIV virus and tuberculosis (TB).

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This platform will focus on how we work with partners to promote shared understanding and develop effective, reciprocal and ethical working relationships.

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This platform will focus on increasing the number of health professionals and researchers who are trained to undertake high quality research.

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This Platform will focus on maximising the uses that research data can be put to in safe and secure ways.