Research Projects

STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS BY IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS’ MENTAL WELLBEING AND EMPOWERMENT (SHINE)
CoE-HS&UHC
Year: 2022 - 2026
Organaisation: BRAC JPGSPH

PI: Professor Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Director, CGSRHR, BRAC JPGSPH


Co PI: Professor Syed Masud Ahmed, Director, CoEHS&UHC, BRAC JPGSPH


Coordinator: Dr Kawkab Mahmud, Senior Research Coordinator, BRAC JPGSPH


Objective:This project aims to co-develop, pilot and evaluate holistic health systems support package for CHWs in two different LMIC contexts to support CHW wellbeing and agency, ultimately contributing to enhanced health systems resilience. We will focus specifically on integrating support for the mental wellbeing of CHWs, a previously neglected area. Drawing on wellbeing and resilience frameworks while considering the hardware (e.g., training) and software (e.g., community cohesion and support) components of the health system, we aim to identify the stressors, challenges, constraints and opportunities faced by CHWs and communities.

Methodology: Mixed method

Donor:

  • National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), UK

Partner:

  • LVCT Health, Kenya
  • African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
  • BRAC HNPP
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh