NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)


A summary of news from across the RESPIRE collaboration in 2021, including stakeholder engagement in the COVID-19 pandemic, and world asthma day in Malaysia.

RESPIRE impact on rural respiratory health services in Pune, India

Pulmonary rehabilitation exercises
RESPIRE projects in Pune, India having a profound impact on the health of rural communities

My personal and professional experiences with COVID-19 in Bangladesh | Dr Senjuti Saha

Dr Senjuti Saha is pictured holding a card saying 'Sciences by and for the many, not the few.'
Dr Senjuti Saha writes a personal essay about contracting COVID-19 and how it has renewed her determination to fight against the deep inequities in global health

Qualitative study explores the lived experience and attitudes towards chronic respiratory diseases in Vellore, India

Focus group discussions
Publication identifies chronic respiratory disease patients had gaps in understanding of causes, risk factors and long-term implications of their illnesses

Stakeholder engagement in research projects during a pandemic

Meeting with the community stakeholders
Stakeholder Engagement Champion, Himangi Lubree from the King Edward Memorial Hospital Research Centre, Pune, India, describes the experience of conducting a massive stakeholder engagement exercise for RESPIRE during COVID-19

Barriers to implementing asthma self-management in Malaysian primary care

A RESPIRE qualitative study has identified significant challenges in the implementation of supported asthma self-management in primary care practice, in Malaysia.

Seeking seamless depositing solutions for multi country (LMIC) qualitative data

RESPIRE presents at the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories.

Md. Nazim Uzzaman Wins Research Prize at 10th IPCRG World Conference

RESPIRE fellow – Md. Nazim Uzzaman – has won the 10th IPCRG World Conference research prize for his presentation of his fellowship research, ‘Blended Learning on COPD: A Feasibility Study in Bangladesh.’

Dr Hana Mahmood wins WOWPK Award 2021

Dr Hana Mahmood accepting the WOWPK award for the Health category
RESPIRE PhD student, Dr Hana Mahmood, has won the Women of Wonders (WOW) Award 2021 for the Health category in Pakistan, for her work on COVID-19.