NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

COVID-19

Launched in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this programme of work aims to accelerate research to build knowledge and inform the global response to COVID-19.

RESPIRE projects in this area are focused on actions that can save lives now, as well as helping preparedness for the next unforeseen epidemic.

A key priority for these studies is to deliver early and valuable outcomes.

Our projects

Personal preparedness and self-protective measures of frontline health care workers

This project is based at Fasiuddin Khan Research Foundation in Bangladesh

Sero-surveillance to monitor transmission in rural Western India

This project is based at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital Research Centre, Pune in India

Psychological issues faced by primary care teams in Malaysia

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Digital health in response to COVID-19 in low and middle income countries

This project is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia

Development of ELISA and rapid testing kits for COVID-19

This project is based at Allergy and Asthma Institute, Pakistan

Hypertonic saline nasal irrigation and gargling for suspected COVID-19

This project is based at the Allergy and Asthma Institute, Pakistan

Community perception on approaches to promote adherence to public health measures

This project is based at Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Research Network (MNCHRN), Pakistan

COVID-19 detection from chest X-rays using deep learning

This project is based at Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Research Network (MNCHRN), Pakistan