NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

Programme 1: Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infectious Disorders

Leads: Samir Saha & Harish Nair

RESPIRE team involved in this programme of work include:

  • Harish Nair, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Edinburgh (Lead)
  • Samir Saha, Executive Director, Child Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh (Lead)
  • Abdullah Baqui, Professor, Projahnmo Research Foundation, Bangladesh 
  • Debby Bogaert, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh
  • Steve Cunningham, Professor in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • David Dockrell, Chair of Infection Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Monsur Habib, Bangladesh Primary Care Respiratory Society
  • Sundeep Salvi, Chest Research Foundation, Pune, India
  • Osuman Yusuf, Chief Consultant, Allergy and Asthma Institute, Pakistan


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