SCHI research impact recognised
Research impact generated by the Department’s Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative (SCHI), led by Dr Tracy Morse, has been recognised by the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS), a group of 14 UK government departments (e.g. DfID, DEFRA, the Dept of Health, Scottish Government) and research funders (e.g. EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, NERC) working in international development.
To demonstrate the global impact of UK research on development, the UKCDS reviewed the 6,975 impact case studies submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and highlighted the work of the SCHI in their top 20; an edited version of the SCHI REF impact case study appears at number 2 on their website.
The success of this programme, in implementing interventions designed to reduce morbidity and mortality in rural communities on Chikwawa, Malawi, has been down to the hard work of the SCHI team, their collaborative partners at the University of Malawi, the Malawian Ministry of Health, the Chikwawa District Health Office, and the rural communities where the project is based.
Both the SCHI team and the Department are delighted to receive such recognition.