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Effective public policy for improving sexual health of migrants/refugees (360G-Wellcome-208712_Z_17_Z)

Summary: Identifying and implementing appropriate and effective public policy responses for improving the sexual health of migrants and refugees Global challenges are complex, interwoven "wicked problems" whose solutions require systemic thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and engagement with a range of stakeholder opinions and positions. In this proposal we will address the interlinked problems of inequalities, migration/refugees and global health. Using the tracer example of sexual health (sexually transmitted infections including HIV) we will explore rigorous evidence for interventions to address upstream determinants driving poor health outcomes for refugees/migrants from West Asia/Middle East North Africa (WA/MENA). Results from systematic reviews, realist reviews and mathematical modelling will be synthesised to identify effective interventions which can be translated into policy (in a range of sectors). These policy options will be assessed and refined to enhance their ‘palatability’ – i.e. their legitimacy, feasibility and acceptability with a range of key stakeholders in countries in the WA/MENA region as well as in pan-EU and national level (UK) health institutions.

£673,516

30 Sep 2017

Grant details
Amount Awarded 673516
Applicant Surname Hawkes
Approval Committee Internal Decision Panel
Award Date 2017-09-30T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2016/17
Grant Programme: Title Discretionary Award
Grant Programme: Title Discretionary Award
Internal ID 208712/Z/17/Z
Lead Applicant Prof Sarah Hawkes
Planned Dates: End Date 2021-02-28T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: End Date 2021-02-28T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-11-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-11-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region Greater London
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