NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)


A selection of news from RESPIRE in 2019, including the announcement of new Fellowships and projects

Upskilling general practitioners in Vellore, India

Participants pictured at the RUHSA event in front of banner
An educational event for general practitioners was successfully held in December as part of a RESPIRE project being led by the Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA), Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore.

Marking World Pneumonia Day 2019

MNCHRN World Pneumonia Day 2019 activity
World Pneumonia Day 2019, held on 12 November, has been marked by RESPIRE members across the globe.

First Summer School success

Summer School students watching presentation
The 1st Summer School for Global Health Economics and Priority Setting was held in Edinburgh on Sept 23-27, 2019.

Fostering a spirit of collaboration: insights from the inner workings of an international research consortium

PhD students at RESPIRE ASM 2019
In this blog, Lois King – a new RESPIRE PhD student – shares her experiences and reflections on attending the recent RESPIRE Annual Scientific Meeting in Malaysia with international research partners.

Dr Senjuti Saha talks advancing health and research equality at Goalkeepers 2019

Senjuti Saha walking onto stage at Goalkeepers 2019
Congratulations to Dr Senjuti Saha, Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF), who delivered an inspiring speech at Goalkeepers 2019 on advancing health and research equality.

RESPIRE in the spotlight as Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 opens

VIPS presented with gifts at RESPIRE ASM 2019
The RESPIRE Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 opened in Kuala Lumpur today, with an External Showcase for invited VIPs and honoured guests.

Funding to improve respiratory palliative care amongst Rohingya refugees

Rohingya Muslims walk down a dirt lane in the crowded Jamtoli refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
RESPIRE has been awarded a £50,000 grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, as part of a new research collaboration to improve respiratory palliative care amongst Rohingya refugees.

Five additional projects funded under RESPIRE collaboration

Health care centre in Vadu, India
Five new projects, based at RESPIRE partner organisations in India, Malaysia and Pakistan, have been funded to tackle respiratory diseases in Asia.