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New project to examine health care policy and resource allocation for refugees in Africa

Posted on 20 November 2020

University of York researchers have been awarded £132,737 for a project which aims to support health care provision for refugees in Africa.

The REfugees in Africa ClusTer (REACT) project brings together the Thanzi la Onse project, led by Professor Paul Revill in the Centre for Health Economics at York, and the RECAP project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


The project aims to feed into policy decisions and ultimately improve health care provision for refugees across east, central and southern Africa. It will strengthen capacity for future research in this area and build links between researchers and relevant policymakers.

The grant from UK Research and Innovation through the Global Challenges Research Fund
(GCRF) opens opportunities for further support in future funding rounds.

Professor Revill said: "REACT aims to ensure more efficient and equitable responses to refugee and host communities’ health needs in east, central and southern Africa."


The project is a collaboration with LSHTM, University College London, Makerere University in Uganda, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Kenya, the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ESCA-HC). ECSA-HC is a regional intergovernmental organisation with nine member states. REACT has been developed in partnership with the ministries of health of Kenya and Uganda.

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