Public Health Research Grant (PHRG)

SHF launched a research grant of PKR 4.0 million to support multi-disciplinary academic and professional teams who are affiliated with the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) and/or Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences.

The research grant is an effort to undertake a research project within Pakistan that is not only headed by a team comprising of local experts but is also funded locally. This would help in fostering a culture of meaningful research and learning within the Pakistani community and provide an understanding of the complexities within the country’s healthcare sector, eventually leading to a viable health policy solution.

The grant required applications that addressed the following aspects of Public Health:

Public Heath Grant: Aspects

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Update: Announcing the PHRG Projects 2018-19

We are pleased to announce the selected projects for the PHRG 2018. These papers have been selected after a competitive application and review process. The list of successful projects is below:

  1. “Understanding Pakistan’s Immunization Problem: A transactional approach” by:
  2. “Prevention of Coronary Artery Diseases in Urban Slums of Lahore through Advocacy and Behavioural Change” led by:
  3. Investigation of hyperglycemia mediated inflammation on risk of cardiovascular disease in type 2-diabetes. A collaborative research project by:
  4. A randomized controlled trial to assess effectiveness of the in-home Growth Monitoring Tool (GroMoTo) in addressing childhood stunting. A collaborative research project by: